Over the last two years, I have been working on a model of “Testing Collaboration”, where the responsibility of testing is shared and quality focus is at the heart of feature development. Before discussing the 5 stages it is worth noting that Customer feedback should be encouraged and can be received at any point in the process. The … [Read more...]
The Role of Software Testing – Where are we going? (Part2)
Where are we going? In the first part of this blog I covered the changes in the software role, in the second part of this blog I will cover how testers can add value and what the future of testing may look like. How testers can add Value? 1. Develop a wider range of skill It is beneficial for testers to learn UX and Product Management skills, … [Read more...]
The Role of Software Testing – how did we get here? (Part1)
How did we get here? The role of software testing has changed dramatically in the last number number of years. In this 2 part blog I will cover how the role of testing has been affected, what has been the testing community's response and what the future may hold for testers. Agile and Shift Left Traditionally testing was viewed as the bottleneck … [Read more...]
Why use Heuristics in Software Testing?
As software testers we are constantly investigating how we can become better testers. Often the path to becoming a better tester is seen as becoming a more technically proficient tester, particularly as in recent times the role has become more technical. Although the path to becoming a better tester may be reached through changing the way we … [Read more...]