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Better Test Reporting – Data-Driven Storytelling

Testers have a lot of project “health” data at their finger tips – data collected from others in order to perform testing and data generated from testing itself. And, sometimes test reporting gets stuck on simply communicating this data, these … Continue reading

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Risk Mitigation – Scarcity Leads to Risk-Driven Choices

I presented “Risk Mitigation – Scarcity Leads to Risk-Driven Choices” to yvrTesting.com, the Vancouver Quality Assurance & Testing User Group, and I wanted to share that material with you. Image credit: http://sbhshgovapmacro.wordpress.com/what-is-economics/ Testing is a recognized mitigation solution for certain … Continue reading

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Risk Clustering – Project-Killing Risks of Doom

Our home shines dimly with reflected sunlight, a pale blue dot in the expansiveness of space.  Around us, dark shapes move through the skies, in near countless number.  Some few trend in our direction.  Not seeking, but tending inevitably toward … Continue reading

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Exploratory Testing on Agile Projects

Exploratory testing provides both flexibility and speed, characteristics that have become increasingly important with the quick pace of short agile iterations. But, how do you retain traceability without losing your creativity? The answer is xBTM – a combination of session-based … Continue reading

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xBTM: Harnessing the Power of Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing provides both flexibility and speed, characteristics that have become increasingly important, especially with the quick pace of short agile iterations.  But, how do you retain traceability in exploratory testing without losing your creativity? How do you, as a … Continue reading

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Model-Based Testing – Learning Experience

As a software tester, I find that using models is very helpful. Models allow us to understand a business process or how a system should behave in a given situation. In my practice of software testing, I keep sketches of … Continue reading

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Follow-up on xBTM

Background At STARWest 2011, I gave a talk about xBTM together with Michael Albrecht. Jon Bach was in the audience, and he gave us some very valuable feedback on our idea and how we presented it. This blog post is … Continue reading

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The Return Of Dendrograms

What is Dendrogram-Based Testing? Well, what is a dendrogram to start with? A dendrogram is a tree diagram that visualises hierarchical clustering. If that didn’t help, a dendrogram basically groups objects in a tree view based on how similar they … Continue reading

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Dendogram-Based Testing

Friday afternoon I was looking through the latest tweets when my eye was caught by the phrase Dendogram-Based Testing. I like all words that have a Greek origin and sound like science, so I had a closer look, and of … Continue reading

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Going To The Extreme – xBTM

Now that the project has finished it is time to sum up my experiences of adapting Thread-Based Test Management (TBTM). Since I generally do not believe in rigorously adhering to a protocol, I ended up not using TBTM strictly, but … Continue reading

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