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Welcome to the home of Thinking Through Testing.  Here we explore “right-fit” approaches for software testing and share our ideas.  We hope that you find something you can apply to your own projects and organizational environment.


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Quality Power

This post is in response to the timely and provocative question from the ASQ CEO, Bill Troy.  In his View From The Q post, the challenge is made to members of the Quality community to expand their capabilities to include leadership. The … Continue reading

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Testing COTS Systems? Make Evaluation Count

Over the years, I have been involved in a number of projects testing COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) systems across a range of industries. Sometimes the project was with the vendor and sometimes with the customer. When it came to supporting a company … Continue reading

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Maximizing the Value of Test Automation

High quality software delivered to market quickly has always been the goal of Agile teams. A common process teams use to achieve this goal is test automation. However, simply implementing test automation doesn’t always result in reaching this goal. Over … Continue reading

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All categories include:

    • 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 the software testing practice 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