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“Project: Risky Decision” – a Card Game

I designed this teaching game in 2014 as a different sort of hands-on activity to supplement my Software Testing & Risk Management training sessions and presentations, specifically to highlight certain concepts around risk mitigation strategies. This version of “Project: Risky … Continue reading

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I Say “Quality”! You Say…?

Quality is one of those words that embodies so much and can mean such different things to different people. Image credit: Pixelors.com For instance: Why do you have the car that you have? Would you change it if you could … Continue reading

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“Project: Risky Decision” – a Card Game

I designed this teaching game in 2014 as a different sort of hands-on activity to supplement my Software Testing & Risk Management training sessions and presentations, specifically to highlight certain concepts around risk mitigation strategies. This version of “Project: Risky … Continue reading

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The Difficult Journey – Building Quality Software

The goal of building software is to produce a product that will bring value to our customers. As software developers we have a reputation for finding and embracing new technologies. These new technologies, however, can only take us so far … Continue reading

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Risk-driven Testing vs. Risk-based Testing – It’s the Thought that Counts

I introduce my typical philosophy to planning/organizing the testing effort for a project, in part, as one using a risk-driven testing approach.  In a recent conversation with a client, they said they followed a risk-based approach to their testing, and … Continue reading

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  • Agile Testing: Topics or discussions for improving software testing practices that are agreeable with Agile Principles
  • Automation & Tools: Approaches for using tools and test automation techniques to accelerate testing efforts and/or increase test effectiveness
  • Business of Testing: Discussions around how to integrate software testing within the team, the organization and the business, and make visible the value of quality, testing and the people involved
  • Estimation for Testing: Approaches for including re-usable estimation techniques in the planning and management activities of the project to provide realistic options and aid good decision-making
  • Planning for Quality: Articles discussing how to build quality into the project through upfront planning, practical practices, and streamlined processes
  • Requirements & Testing: Discussions on where requirements and software testing come together and how each can better help and support the other
  • Risk & Testing: Looking at how software testing can be used in the larger context of risk management and mitigation
  • Team Building: Topics around encouraging, empowering, organizing both test and project teams
  • Test Planning & Strategy: Addressing topics around designing test approaches, incorporating test techniques, setting up testing, and communicating the strategies for implementation
  • Other: A catchall for topics that don’t have their own category yet