Have you noticed the shift in attitude towards Quality in Agile teams?
A solid test plan is an enabler for a successful test trajectory.
This story originates in the decision by project management to set up the development process with Agile in mind.
Planning poker is often used for agile approaches, such as scrum, in order to prepare an estimate relating to the size of the backlog items (for user stories for
Most people in IT know that usability has "something" to do with user friendliness or ease of use. But what exactly is that "something"?
Testers focus on risks. “No risk, no test”, right? Right! So when the project starts and you’ve done your orientation and defined your scope, you eagerly want to start your Product Risk Analysis.
How often did you run into a structured, well organized and secured review process? Probably your answer can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
What do you think of Definition of Done items like “All source code has been reviewed” or “All user stories have been tested”? I think they are poor, to the point that they are useless …
In an earlier post I warned for mini-waterfall in disguise, putting ‘cross-functional’ forward as a better term to describe team cooperatio
Do you also come across the term ‘Multi-disciplinary Teams’ more and more? And always as a kind of remedy for all organizational ills?
DTAP (Development, Test, Acceptance, Production) is a real waterfall concept, since it represents the types of environments that
A Dutch poet, Riekus Waskowsky, once wrote a poem that translates to English like this:
Writing poetry is like cooking,
Last year, when I was in Australia, I visited a test team and one of the testers talked about the shakedown test. I hadn’t heard that one before (have you?).
Sogeti in the Netherlands made a play of the first chapter of 'Neil's quest for quality', the TMap HD Story.
Test automation is often perceived as expensive or difficult. But it shouldn’t be. There is a lot of automation software that is easy to learn, cheap or even free to use.
The SogetiLabs team consists of a bunch of IT people with a wide variety of expertise and background. But due to the nature of our company testers are a significant part of it.
Last October Sogeti introduced three innovations: The TMap Suite, The new tmap.net containing the buil
TMap HD aims for Confidence. Confidence in IT-solutions, which a customer can trust and rely on. Without errors. Sounds great!
Recognize this? It’s that time of the month again: time to regression test the monthly and quarterly batch jobs.
When organizing testing, the test manager adhering to the traditional view on testing had to structure the testing activities in a hierarchical way, based on quality characteristics.
Stumbling with a pack of punch cards and then putting it back in the right order. That is an anecdote from one of my colleagues from the first generation of IT professionals.
As we all know, many projects are still carried out with a traditional development approach.
A well-known Dutch politician (Willem Drees) once said: “Social Security should be a safety net, not a hammock!” He might have been talking about software testing.