Motivated to Motivate Testers

I've always been intrigued by what motivates people and the “why” behind someone’s actions. In the workplace, especially as a manager, understanding people’s motivation is a useful skill to have.  The Dilemma of Unmotivated Testers I have seen my fair share of unmotivated testers, as I’m sure you have too. I mean, those who are … Continue reading Motivated to Motivate Testers

Software Testing’s Low Barrier to Entry

Alan Page posed this question on Twitter a few days back: https://twitter.com/alanpage/status/893275069031489537 As a recruiting manager, I spend a lot of time thinking about what makes a good tester. As a test practitioner, I spend a lot of time working on my craft. Low barrier to entry What I have observed is that rather than … Continue reading Software Testing’s Low Barrier to Entry

QA: The Misnomer That Never Dies

Over the span of my testing career I don't know how many times I've had this conversation, in its many forms and permutations. The good old conversation about testing vs. quality assurance. The conversation we (software testers) have about not being 'quality assurance' professionals. That we cannot assure anything, least of all quality. Testers can assure quality … Continue reading QA: The Misnomer That Never Dies