Add Round Trip Testing to your toolset

Add Round Trip Testing to your toolset Test automation authors have to balance a lot of factors to deliver good automation. You want to create high value tests and deliver them early in the process. Ideally you have a short feedback loop with developers. One of my favorite tricks for closing the feedback loop is…


Learn to “get traction” as a tester on your team.

Learn to “get traction” in your team. A guide for professional testers. Software development is a fast paced world. We are constantly trying to work to the rhythms of “web time.”  Professional software testers have valuable input for the team. The problem is that it can be hard to break free of the daily concerns…

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Escape the BVT automation trap.

Escape the BVT automation trap. Create outstanding BVTs on time and on budget. The build verification tests (BVTs) for your product are important to get right. Automated BVTs are a very powerful tool in your test arsenal. They allow you to know if a build is worth testing in a short amount of time with…


Get good returns on your test automation dollar.

Get good returns on your test automation dollar.     Building test automation is like building a house. Test automation seems like such a good idea. Convert something time consuming and boring into an automated process. It really is a good idea but you have to watch out for some pitfalls. Just as you wouldn’t…

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Why the world needs you to be a Test Architect

  Why the world needs you to be a Test Architect How testers can be the heroes of the product lifecycle. A band of testers The modern software process can be like a minefield. Products slip. Products ship with poor quality. Shipped products can be expensive and cumbersome to maintain. Running services can require armies…