Motivating Software Testers

March 27, 2018 1

Motivation software testers is perhaps the most important duty of the test managers. However, testers might responds very differently to the same stimulus according to their personality. This video show participants the practical way to deal with this issue of software testers’ motivation, using the following structure.

Software Testing Team Communication

March 19, 2018 2

Software testers like software developers might be generally more introverted than extroverted. However, with Agile software development approaches like Scrum, communication between team members and with external stakeholders become a critical for project success. In this extract from her book “Guide to Advanced Software Testing”, Anne Mette Hass presents some general ideas about the communication issues for software testing teams.

Designing Software Testing Experiments

March 12, 2018 0

There is a lot of talk in modern software testing teams about experimentation. Classically an experiment is a very structured series of activities designed to find something out. Sounds a lot like software testing and is in direct alignment with the concepts around Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) and Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD). This video discusses how to design testing experiments that are valuable and provide the right insights to the right people, at the right time.

SEETEST 2018 Conference Call for Papers

March 12, 2018 0

The South East European Software Testing (SEETEST) Conference is a conference focused on Software Testing and Software Quality Management in South East Europe that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, September 26-28 2018. The conference will be 1 day of tutorials, followed by 2 days of keynotes, presentations and exhibition.

Testers and Product Owners in Agile Teams

March 6, 2018 0

When a software development team switches its approach to an Agile framework like Scrum, the place of software testing changes. In his book Scrum Product Ownership, Robert Galen describes the new role of software testers in Agile teams and their relationships with the product owners.

High Cost and High Value Tests

March 1, 2018 0

There is a value in writing tests and there is also a cost. The currency is time. The trade-offs are difficult to evaluate in software testing because cost and value are often seen by different people. The writer of the test bears much of the short term cost while long term benefits and cost are borne by the rest of the team.