Why waterfall kicks ass

Posted 11 CommentsPosted in agile, quality

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.

That coverage problem

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in insight, repeatability

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 […]

Is automation the new documentation?

Posted Posted in BlogRoll

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 […]

A scrum in Croke Park

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in software testing process

I’m attending the SQS conference on Software Testing in Croke Park, Dublin.  I thought it was appropriate to go to an Agile Testing session involving Scrum amongst other techniques in the same hallowed ground where not to recently a game of Rugby was played out between England and Ireland. As our trainer Mike Scott was […]