A search on Google for the exact phrase "suggested best practice" turned up 9,230 hits, while "suggested best practices" turned up 30,300. I wonder what the difference is between a suggested practice … [Read more...] about Suggested Best Practices?
A correspondent writes: "I have a test management problem. We have a maintenance project. It contains about 20 different applications. Three of them are bigger in terms of features and also the specs … [Read more...] about Question: How to Rapidly Test Maintenance Releases?
I experience intellectual work, such as testing, as a web of interconnected activities. If I were to suggest what is at the center of the testing web, on my short list would be: designing experiments. … [Read more...] about Designing Experiments
Strangers contact me on a regular basis, asking questions about testing. I don't mind answering questions. In fact, until the day I get paid for answering questions, it will remain one of my favorite … [Read more...] about How to Ask (and Not Ask) for Free Consulting
Ever since I got into the testing field, almost 20 years ago, it's been a truism that military software development is moribund. It's not that they love process, it's that they love bad process. … [Read more...] about Could the Military Be Waking Up?
Kevin asks: What is the best or industry standard for how many times a test case should be run? There are questions that should not be answered. For instance, "What size unicorn do you wear?" or "How … [Read more...] about Question: How Many Times Should You Run a Test?
Shrini writes: How does a good tester keep his testing abilities sharpened all the times. compare it with keep our body fit as we grow old ( walking, jogging and going to Gym, eating healthyfood etc) … [Read more...] about Question: How do you stay sharp as a tester?
Maria writes: A) Your presentation Test Strategy: "What is it? What does it look like?" applies to creating a test strategy for a specific application (I've also read Ingrid B. Ottevanger's article … [Read more...] about A Question About Test Strategy
One of the techniques I use for my own technical education is to ask someone a question or present them with a problem, then think through the same issue while listening to them work it out. As it … [Read more...] about Transpective Dialogs for Learning
Subha asks: A tester is usually bound by the constraints of specifications when he does functional testing. But what about usability? How much should the tester's imagination be allowed to … [Read more...] about Question: Tester’s Freedom of Thought