I joke about my personal development lifecycle (PDLC) as my work in test management often requires consistency & repeatability in the form of a test process. In comparison my own PDLC is often very erratic and ill behaved. In fact its not really a typical lifecycle at all except perhaps that I was born and one day I will die.
Hoever, one of the hardest things I found I had to deal with is the lack of visibility on the testing. I am utterly dependent on the only tangible evidence provided to me through test scripts and defects in the shared test management system. I don’t get the see the testers in action…
I was asked to quote for a job recently on some testing in an area that I had little experience in. After confidently replying to the customer “no problem, I’ll have a quote to you by the end of the day…”, I started googling furiously, trying to gain some understanding of at least what […]
As a software test consultant I like to provide quotes based on value but is this the right approach?
I want to perform exploratory testing, but do I really have to give up on all my documents? I went to a rapid software testing course to find out…
Dont wait until someone ‘discovers’ how great your testing is or until you have proper metrics in place. Use whatever it takes to promote your work to your colleagues.
One of my goals this year is networking and freshing up my software testing skills. So, I decided to go along to the 6th Software Test Manager’s Forum sponsored by K.J Ross and Associates What a great success this event was. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with test managers to discuss problems […]
If you want your software testing consultancy to succeed, first ask what sort of success you want. You probably have some ideas on this. For example, you may want to run an exclusive software consultancy with a reputation for excellence, or make a million before your 30, or as I do, you want to work […]
One question that keeps popping up into my inbox is …..I want to setup a software testing consultancy…any advice? Ohhh yes. Heaps of advice. I don’t know if it will do anyone any good, but I have heaps of advice. However before I start down that path, I thought a far better and honest approach […]
ITnews had an article recently on startups. It examines what to look for in a startup, and also how to minimise the risks. Here’s an excerpt: ‘A startup’s immaturity will be reflected in the quality and capabilities of its product. As you would when considering an established vendor, a CIO must conduct technical due diligence….You […]