Automation Adoption

One of the basic challenges with test automation is adoption. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cataloged licenses for a company and found out they already have many different automation software packages, none of which is being used. Traditionally I’ve been told that is because the tools don’t work and that the teams …

My Attempt to Clarify My “Everything” Statement

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 …

Giving an Atomic Bomb to a Caveman…

The challenges with any automation effort is to know your capability. I’ve seen too many automation efforts begin and end with a tool decision. Generally these tools are very complex pieces of software that do many more things then we would ever use in our normal everyday testing. It even adds more misery to the …

Four Software Testing Challenges We Must Repeatedly Overcome

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 practice and productivity of software testing and evaluation (T&E) approaches in Defense acquisition.

Continuous Iteration in Automation

I’ve been teaching a lot lately, was in India for one week, and I’m off to Seattle in two weeks to teach on performance topics. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, it allows me to stay sharp with current trends, and provides a nice break from the “implementation focus” that I generally have day to day.

Agile Testing Part 1 – New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile

Video narrated by MICHAEL HACKETT – Certified ScrumMaster This is Part One of a Four Part Video on “New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile Development” Michael shares his thoughts on “A Primer – New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile” LogiGear Corporation LogiGear Corporation LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers …

Agile Testing Part 2 – New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile

Video narrated by MICHAEL HACKETT – Certified ScrumMaster This is Part Two of a Four Part Video on “New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile Development” Michael shares his thoughts on “A Primer – New Roles for Traditional Testers in Agile”  LogiGear Corporation LogiGear Corporation LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers …