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agile quality

Why waterfall kicks ass

We need a little more humility in acknowledging the great shoulders that agile stands on. Its simplistic to identify in hindsight a ‘waterfall’ mindset. Such a thing did not exist. Instead lets view them as the agile manifesto encourages us to do, to view them as people attempting to deliver quality software just like we are attempting to do today.

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insight repeatability

That coverage problem

Thanks mostly to the BBST classes the AST run, I’ve come to understand and appreciate the impossibility of complete testing and the challenges surrounding ‘complete test coverage’. I find 100% testing coverage a pretty meaningless phrase. Imagine trying the calculate the amount of water in a swimming pool by multiplying the length and width of […]

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agile Exploratory Testing insight

Speed Kills

Some of my testers have become embedded on a newly formed agile team. Its been a roller coaster ride for sure. Lots of fun, thrills and a few scary points in time where I thought for certain we were not going to make it, or we were heading in the wrong direction. From a testing […]

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BlogRoll

Is automation the new documentation?

Have automation tools become the new templates in software testing? The cornerstone on which all our testing hangs on? Its starting to look that way. Think about it. The traditional method of testing was to use a software testing process identifiable by test templates. These templates were (and in many cases still are) the focal […]

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BlogRoll

The Irish post – QTT now published

Some people asked me to let them know when my first post on QTT is up. Well its up now. You can find the post here Quick Testing Tip  By Anne-Marie Charrett I hope you enjoy it. Anne-Marie http://www.quicktestingtips.com/tips/

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