How to measure quality is a popular question. The answer I want to give is easy to say, but not so popular: “Stop! Quality can’t be measured, but it can be discussed and assessed. Focus on that … [Read more...] about Assess Quality, Don’t Measure It
I should blog more. I know. It's good for business. What have I not been blogging? I'm distracted by work. What work? Improving the Rapid Software Testing methodology and training. I am going … [Read more...] about To What Have I Been Up?
In one of my classes, I start things off by challenging the students to "make a diagram of testing." Some people make complicated pictures, some make simple ones. Some are literal, some are … [Read more...] about Let’s Encourage Live Thinking
Alex Bunardzic asked me a question in a comment that inspires me to do a new post: "To me (and I’m sure you’ll find ways to convince me how wrong I am), if someone is intent on improving the … [Read more...] about Why I Am a Tester
Originally published in 1994, this article pre-dates "Agile" as a named thing. It was written out of a culture that was critiquing authoritarian and factory-oriented approaches to software … [Read more...] about The Immaturity of CMM
This was on my old site as an HTML file for a long time. I've re-edited and corrected it for modern times. A classic question asked about test strategy is "How much testing is enough?" If you're … [Read more...] about How Much is Enough? Testing as Story-Telling
This is to announce I will be teaching my Rapid Software Testing Explored class in downtown Bellevue, WA, on August 6-8. It will likely be the only time I teach in a classroom, in the United States, … [Read more...] about Public Class in the Seattle Area
I am a tester. I like being a tester. I once was a developer but I would rather be a tester. However, when it comes to this website I have had to go into developer mode. Since I'm also the CEO of … [Read more...] about Satisfice Website Quality Assurance
Wow, it takes a long time to make a website that has nice content on it! But here it is. Satisfice 2.0. All modernized. The design is down to Mary Alton. She researched the themes and plug-ins, too. … [Read more...] about New and Improved Site
(I wrote this several years ago with Michael Bolton, but never got around to publishing it... UPDATE: Oh! I did publish this as an editorial in Tea Time for Testers. Well, anyway this is an … [Read more...] about What Could Kill Testing?