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DevelopSense Blog 2019-01-17T22:25:56Z
Updated: 11 hours 41 min ago

Breaking the Test Case Addiction (Part 3)

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 20:46
In the last post, “Frieda”, my coaching client, asked about producing test cases for auditors or regulators. In Rapid Software Testing (RST), we find it helpful to frame that in terms of formal testing. Testing is formal to the degree that it must be done in a specific way, or to verify specific facts. Formal […]
Categories: Software Testing

Breaking the Test Case Addiction (Part 2)

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 22:23
Last time out, I was responding to a coaching client, a tester who was working in an organization fixated on test cases. Here, I’ll call her Frieda. She had some more questions about how to respond to her managers. What if they want another tester to do your tests if you are not available? “‘Your […]
Categories: Software Testing

Breaking the Test Case Addiction (Part 1)

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 01:11
Recently, during a coaching session, a tester was wrestling with something that was a mystery to her. She asked: Why do some tech leaders (for example, CTOs, development managers, test managers, and test leads) jump straight to test cases when they want to provide traceability, share testing efforts with stakeholders, and share feature knowledge with […]
Categories: Software Testing

A Moment of Jerry Weinberg Zen

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 18:21
The year was 2006. James Bach and I were running a workshop at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference (AYE). We were in one of those large-ish, high-ceiling conference rooms with about 15 programmers and software consultants. We were showing them one of James Lyndsay’s wonderful testing machines. (You can find it here, but you’ll need […]
Categories: Software Testing