April 30, 2013

Perspectives on Testing

Test Management
Welcome to Seapine’s Perspectives on Testing. Every week I’m going to look at articles, blog posts, tweets, and other testing and quality content, and provide some perspective on the news or commentary. Enjoy, and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Agile Point of View

Amr Elssamadisy notes that context is everything. There is no silver bullet; even the best Agile techniques can fail without the right people and culture. Far more teams have attempted to make the transition to Agile than will succeed. Johanna Rothman tells us why Agile is not for everyone.

Testing Philosophy

Fiona Charles always tells it like it is. Read an interview with her on her thoughts on how to deliver bad news as a tester. QA Heaven offers up his first weekly newsletter on testing and quality issues around the world. Real World Testing talks about how to abuse testing metrics in the pursuit of quality. Iain McCowatt takes once again takes up the topic of testing versus checking, and in doing so invokes Ben Kelly’s outstanding presentation and posts on The Testing Dead.

Seapine View

I’ve started detailing some of the biases in testing that I explored in my Moneyball presentations and writings. The first two of those posts can be found here and here. Dave Borcherding writes about my presentation at STPCon on April 25th.

Interesting Read

How should we reward our team? Not just with salary, says Lisa Vaas. Salary is just the ante for showing up, not for doing great work.