notes and rants

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August, 2008

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    Oh, Give me a Home...

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    I remember visiting a company once where the testers were lined up at desks along the wall...in a long hallway. There must have been a row of 20 testers lining the hallway while people walked back and forth on their way to lunch, the bathroom, or even...
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    Value and Trust

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    Test #5 of the Test Test asks if the development team values the test team. Catherine pointed out that value needs to happen in every direction. I agree with her completely, and would also add that trust is a huge part of the equation. So, how do you...
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    Reasonable Career Paths for Testers

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    I once saw a presentation at a conference with the same title as this post (or close – I didn’t bother looking for it). I went in with high expectations and was completely and utterly disappointed. You see, the message of this presentation was that even...
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    A place for testers

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    Not a physical place - but an organizational place. Test #3 of the Test Test says that the test manager should be a peer of the development manager (rather than a subordinate). The reasons for this are clear, but if it isn't the case, how can you fix...
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    Schedules

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    More tips on how to go from 1-11 on the Test Test . Test #2 on the Test is " The test team owns their own schedule ". I like this test for a lot of reasons. One of the most obvious reasons is that it ensures that test time isn't sacrificed at...
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    Microsoft - Our Testers go to 11!

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    (thanks to my colleague, John, for the Spinal Tap match - it's perfect even if not every test team at MS is an 11) When I first wrote the Test Test , my thought was that if you were whining about your job, you should find a new one - one where test positions...
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    Insights from the Test Test

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    Every once in a while, I write a post that gets a comment - my last post (the Test Test ) had half a dozen comments, so I know I must be on to something. I had two mini-revelations reading the comments. The first, from Catherine , was regarding test #5...
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