I got some comments on my post “Test Everything all the Time” — most notably people commenting that it’s impossible to test “everything”. I can’t agree more. The intention of the post was to make the point that we need to be able to test “everything we can” all the time. That is, you should be constantly iterating your automation, and not “waiting to run” the automation. Also, the point was to talk about how test design can solve all of your problems, not the automation tool. The tool is just a means to an end.continue reading
I recently came back from the Software Testing & Evaluation Summit in Washington, DC hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. The objective of the workshop is to help recommend policy and guidance changes to the Defense enterprise, focusing on improving the practice and productivity of software testing and evaluation (T&E) approaches in Defense acquisition.continue reading
Back from more training, I was up at a client in Bellevue and really enjoyed teaching a performance class to a world-class testing organization. I found that the students were very receptive to many of the concepts and ideas that the class offers.continue reading
Test Leads and Test Managers very rarely make the decision to offshore. It is typically not a choice, but rather a mandate from company executives who look to offshoring for significant cost reduction. Among US leads and managers responsible for offshore teams, management and oversight of the offshore teams is now cited as their largest source of job stress.