Interview Posted at DDJ

Michael Hunter, the Braidy Tester, and one of the smartest testers I know, interviewed me on his DDJ blog. To be honest, I emailed him and asked if he’d like to interview me 🙂 I had things to say about testing. The interview is here. You can’t leave comments there, so please leave them here.

What Project Managers Need to Know About Testing

Imagine this scenario: Your organization has moved to cross-functional, project-based teams, and you, once a developer, are now a project manager. You understand how to make development work, but testing is like a black box. Until now, you thought testing was something that other people—those in the testing group—did. Now you’re responsible for the testers’ …

Testing is Not a Service

  I taught a one-day workshop at StarEast yesterday with Esther. I was astonished at the number of test managers who think testing is a service. Effective testing is not a service. Effective testing is an integral part of development. When people–especially senior management–consider testing a service, there are inevitable consequences: Testers multitask between several …