Agile methods have many traditional test management activities built into them. With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, the nature of test management is changing. We have to question whether the role of Test Manager should exist in effective agile organisations and how the activities which have long made up the role are divested?
The book Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls by Donald Firesmith provides descriptions of 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. The descriptions explain what testers and stakeholders can do to avoid falling into the pitfalls and how to deal with the consequences when they have fallen into them.
There are essentially two factors that determine whether your offshoring adventure is successful or not – people and process. This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, sharing experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration. As people sit apart in (several) remote locations, extra attention must be paid to articulating how people work together.
We mostly ship software by date, prioritizing what we think is important, and shipping once out app passes a certain quality level. But can we tell the readiness status of our application?
"How Google Tests Software" is an informative and interesting look beneath the covers of how a large technical organization like Google deals with the complexity of software testing. 1
“Experiences of Test Automation” is a compilation of experiences in the field from a multitude of organizations and technologies, including both obstacles and achievements, successes and failures.
Rajneesh Namta shares his thoughts, experiences, and some of the critical lessons learned while implementing software test automation on a recent Agile project. 7
InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1
Jian Fang describes the The Tellurium Automated Testing Framework he created which uses a novel approach to try and improved the robustness of automated testing scripts for web applications. 11
More development teams are putting testing front and center, and using TDD. Lisa Crispin covers how attitude and curiosity have shaped her career and kept her passion for testing software fresh. 3
In this interview James Bach covers topics like: engineering, why we should be telling success stories, opening our minds to other scientific domains, automated testing and exploratory testing.
Dependency Injection by Dhanji R. Prasanna is a book that tries to explore the DI idiom in detail, and present techniques in Spring and Guice. 9