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 through an interesting transformation with it. I feel like I am nearing the top of a mountain, and soon I will be able to see down the other side. Not yet, though. Not quite yet. The grand book, to which my career has been building, will have to wait, as will the big blog posts.
The most up-to-date material and ideas I put into my classes and talks. I try it out on students who come to me over Skype.
I explore better ways of testing. But the real focus of my work– my passion– is to clearly understand and precisely explain the processes of deep testing as I and the best testers I know already do it. That knowledge is largely tacit, but we find ways to illuminate it and methods to help people grow it. To some degree I can make it explicit, and the parts I can’t make explicit I can still make relatable.
For what it’s worth, here are some of the things I’ve been working on:
- Exploratory processes are not merely a form of search, they nearly always processes of personal transformation.
- The Bootstrap Approach: Begin in confusion; end in precision.
- The mentalities of a tester are much more important than the techniques of testing.
- The Test Management Lens: a heuristic for getting clear on the status of testing.
- Integrated view of regression testing that wraps up all the common ideas about it.
- Heuristics of continuous learning
Joshua Gorospe says
Hi James, I visit your blog monthly. I’m really excited to see and hear more about the RST improvements and transformation you mentioned. Keep up the excellent work!