June 20, 2016
I’ve documented my overall approach to rapid, lightweight test strategy before but thought it might be helpful to post an example. If you haven’t read the original post above, see that first. This is the a sanitised version of the first I ever did, and while there are some concessions to enterprise concerns, it mostly […]
June 3, 2016
Philosophically, I’m aligned to the context-driven testing view of the world. Largely, this is influenced by a very early awareness of contextual factors to success in my first job, and the wild difference between games testing and corporate testing roles that I had. Since 2003, the work of the context-driven school founders has been a […]
August 27, 2015
I’ve added some new ones, need to take one out. At some point, there should probably be a bunch of Scaled Agile haiku. See the agile haiku page.
August 31, 2010
I’ve been having a lot of rants about Cucumber of late, as it’s the new shiny thing for agile teams. Does anyone else have issues with it? I’ve asked all of my programmer friends to convince me of its worth, and they’ve all failed so far. I’ve not seen it adding any value above building […]
May 20, 2010
I’ve added a couple more agile haiku. The essence seems to be getting a bit less essential, so I think at some point a refactoring is going to be in order.
July 3, 2009
Time has passed, and I thought it was time to update my thoughts on what’s critical to successful software testing (and development). While originally, I started noting important ideas for agile teams, Increasingly, I find most of these apply no matter what environment I’m working in. Check them out on my Haiku page.
June 23, 2009
This tweet was forwarded to me yesterday: martinfowler: Manual scripted testing should be a human rights violation It bothered me on a few levels. Firstly, the simplicity of phrasing around manual and scripted testing. Secondly, that agile developers might view themselves as the saviour of oppressed testers everywhere, and the perpetuation of the concept of […]
July 14, 2008
Mike Cohn’s “User Stories Applied” discusses using the INVEST mnemonic as a guide to writing better user stories. I was recently asked to dig up a reference for it, and found this presentation here, with the section on the mnemonic on pages 47 and 48. As I read it, I noticed that there’s been a […]
June 10, 2008
In the Yahoo software-testing list, Shrini Kulkarni stated “…productvity as a term is “bad” for creative work like “testing” or “art”. That makes me to feel that I am a low skilled labour on a manufacturing assembly line (not that – it is a bad profession but that does not represent the kind of job […]
February 13, 2008
Jonathan Kohl pointed me at a position paper from Brian Marick for the Agile Coach Camp. If you’re in the middle of adopting agile, it’s well worth a read. You can find it here: http://wiki.agilecoachcamp.org/tiki-index.php?page=BrianMarickPositionPaper