Ca Phe Break in Ho Chi Minh City

  Amidst the populated sidewalks with countless motorbikes sprawling over the streets like water trying to run through rocks, Vietnamese cities are densely packed with chaotic movement. Yet, in all its overwhelming energy, the Vietnamese have definitely taken on the tradition of its once French colonists: drinking coffee.

Spotlight Interview – Janet Gregory

Janet Gregory draws from her own experience in helping agile teams address alternative ways to cope with roadblocks including projects without clear documentation, testers with limited domain knowledge and dealing with either black box or white box testing. For testing on projects without clear documentation, is exploratory the only method? I often make “tester errors” …

Jason Barile – Testing Testing

I’ve been reviewing a lot of test plans recently. As I review them, I’ve compiled this list of things I look for in a well written test plan document. Here’s a brain dump of things I check for, in no particular order, of course, and it is by no means a complete list. That said, if you …

Letter from the Editor – July 2011

How do you test software? How do you validate it? How do you find bugs? These are all good questions anyone on your project team or anyone responsible for customers may ask you. Can you articulate your test strategy─not your test process, but explain your approach to testing? I find that this can be a …

Get High Performance out of Your Testing Team

Testing is often looked upon by many as an unmanageable, unpredictable, unorganized practice with little structure. It is common to hear questions or complaints from development including: What are test teams doing? Testing takes too long Testers have negative attitudes

Agile Retrospectives

Continuous Improvement and Short Feedback loops (think: Test Driven Development; Sprint Demo/Review; …) are at the core of any Agile process. Without a structured improvement process it can be difficult for teams to improve and without improvement we stagnate. For methods like Scrum, XP and et al., Retrospectives are that tool.