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Communicating Requirements To Testing – You’re Going To Be In Pictures!

How do you know what a system is supposed to do and what it is not supposed to do? Formal requirements are intended to create an easily validated, maintainable and comprehensive set of documents communicating the system’s planned functional scope … Continue reading

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Capturing Wild Requirements for Testing

I presented “Capturing Wild Requirements – For Testing” to VANQ.org, the Vancouver Software Quality Assurance User Group, and I wanted to share that material with you. Later, I developed this material into a 1-day workshop “Requirements Ghostwriting: Filling in the … Continue reading

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Pictures for Test Planning

In the fast-paced changing world of software product development there is a continuous challenge to document the expectations for the system and its internally and externally facing behaviours. Requirements often suffer because of the challenges of keeping up with an … Continue reading

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Testing Without Requirements

A typical software project lifecycle includes such phases as requirements definition, design, code and fix. But, are you shipping software applications with minimal to no requirements and little time for testing because of time-to-market pressures? Build it, ship it, then … Continue reading

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Risk Based Testing – Targeting the Risk

One of the obvious truths about software testing is that there will never be enough time to do all the tests. While everything should be tested, limited resources and schedule require that testing is structured whereby the most critical areas … Continue reading

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Test Throughout the Development Lifecycle

There are many perceptions of what software testing is all about. Some people see software testing as something developers do as they write code. For some testing is performed all at once when the code is complete. Others believe that … Continue reading

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eXtreme Testing – Ramp Up and Keep Up!

eXtreme Programming, or ‘XP’ as it is also known, is a relatively new development methodology (~4 years old), which treats software development as a ‘jigsaw’ puzzle: a product is slowly built by adding small pieces to a larger body of … Continue reading

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