Tag Archives: G(r)ood testing

How to boost Unit testing as a Functional Tester

Last September I joined the 21st testing retreat which was held in France. The testing Retreat is an annual peer conference where senior testers from various countries meet and spent their weekend together to talk about the profession. During the … Continue reading

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Do not become a bottleneck for the agile project

Last November, during the EuroSTAR conference, I was asked to give a soapbox speech in the grand hall. During this “lightning strikes the keynotes” session I stated that if we testers don’t make haste with our test improvements we’ll become the … Continue reading

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SCRUM and the time-to-market

I get many questions about the effectiveness of SCRUM. “To what extend does an organization benefit from SCRUM?”, they ask me, “What are arguments for or against the adoption of it?” Good questions.Check out the latest edition of G(r)ood Testing. … Continue reading

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Beyond the T-shape: The Broken Comb

In response to my previous post, John Stevenson kindly pointed me toward an article by Brittany Hunter, who claims to be a poly-skilled software designer. Does she adopt the T-shape? In her article on the broken comb she explains why this model … Continue reading

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Move beyond the T-shape

Rob Lambert, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory worked on a great model called the T-shaped tester. Where the horizontal stands for our generic skills and competences. The vertical in the T describes our specialism. In my previous column – G(r)ood testing 16 – … Continue reading

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Sharing the 4th lesson of Test Automation on the Test Automation Day

Thursday 18 June the Test Automation Day will be held in the WTC Rotterdam. Together with Ard Kramer I will present the 4th lesson of test automation on the Test Automation Day. The presentation will be our experience story on the … Continue reading

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Testing Templates and a Viking Warrior?

Generic templates development is a complex activity. It seems simple though: You start with the template that you always use, you pick a standard template from the internet or ask your colleagues if they have some lying around.  But then … Continue reading

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G(r)ood testing- the full list

I noticed some of the links were broken in publications section, EuroSTAR has moved some of the G(r)ood testing columns to a new place. I have updated the links, so you can acces them again. While I am at it, … Continue reading

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G(r)ood Testing 10: User Centered Risk based Test Stories

My last column for 2014 is on user centered risk based test stories (yes, it’s quite a mouthful). It is a follow-up on last months column. This one discussed an alternative way of creating an effective test strategy. You can read … Continue reading

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Test Strategy Revisited

An effective test strategy Should clearly be based on the input from the stakeholders, It should give directions to the tester in what to test, but give him/her the freedom to define tests on the basis of his/her test-, system- … Continue reading

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Exploratory testing – four modus operandi

EuroSTAR published my latest blog. This month I’ll be talking about exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing is with us for some time, there is not a real industry standard. You can tune it to your needs. Trigger for this blog … Continue reading

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The power of not knowing

During my studies I was once automating a research environment. In a meeting the teacher asked, “You do refer to the red machine, don’t you?” My research partner and I doubted, but afraid to strike a goof nodded yes. One … Continue reading

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Test Automation is an Industry standard

With the Test Automation Day coming up next Thursday, I decided to dedicate my new column on the EuroSTAR community pages to this topic also: I’ll explain how the adoption to tool aided tests is influenced by: Economics, Different systems … Continue reading

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People aspects the next thing

Last week the 5th edition of my Column was launched on the EuroSTAR community pages. This month’s episode deals with the true success factors of our IT project. We tried to improve our success rate using the right test techniques. … Continue reading

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But who is testing the spreadsheets?

My new column, G(r)ood testing 4, is available on the EuroSTAR community pages. This months topic deals with the quality and usage of spreadsheets. It is inspired by Felienne Hermans who did great work on this topic. I made a … Continue reading

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