Mining Work Items for Opportunities to Improve Your Engineering Process

One of the things I spend a lot of time doing as a test manager is mining for interesting data in our work item tracking system (TFS of course).  For example, this morning, I went through a query of bugs that had been resolved as “won’t fix” but were also marked as regressions from previous…

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In testing, you have to cross jurisdictions

The other day on the way to work, I was almost side-swiped by a big rig weaving all over I-40.  The truck’s erratic driving continued, and after I watched a few more cars quickly veer out of its way, I decided to call 911 to report the truck.  Although I described to the triage operator…

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Help! Files in my bin directory are automatically added to source control!

You’re pulling your hair out.  Any file saved to the bin directory (even log files and temporary files you generate) end up getting added to source code control.  You’re getting more frustrated by the minute, especially when you try to build and some other developer already has binary files checked out exclusively (because you can’t…

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