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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/ If you like what you read? Share and I will keep writing 🙂

Softtest Talk on Automated Testing in Agile Environment

Softtest Ireland does a great job of holding free talks for software testers in Ireland. They held a talk yesterday on the following: Automated Testing & Development in an Agile Environment The two speakers were: Sebastien Lambla from CaffeineIT is a “developer passionate about all things Agile” . He spoke about “In the life of […]

A scrum in Croke Park

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 […]