Agile Test Development with Action Based Testing – by Hans Buwalda

Agile methods are becoming more and more popular and successful for developing IT systems. Typical properties of an agile method, like Extreme Programming, are continuous user involvement and an emphasis on the testing role (‘Users’ may be the actual users of the system you are creating, customers, or business analysts who provide the requirements on …

Jungle Testing

As I write this article I am sitting at a table at StarEast, one of the major testing conferences. As you can expect from a testing conference, a lot of talk and discussion is about bugs and how to find them. What I have noticed in some of these discussions, however, is a lack of …

Testing Under Pressure-Relieving the “Crunch Zone”

Introduction This article discusses the all-too-common occurrence of the time needed to perform software testing being short changed as specification, development, and unforeseen “issues” cause the phases prior to testing to expand. The result is that extreme pressure is placed upon the testing organization to perform the testing function within a reduced time frame. The …