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November, 2010


November 27, 2010  3:31 PM

Agility in Planning Testing

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
Test Planning

In traditional software development methodologies we are used to writing long test plans. We usually had releases only couple of times a year and we had days to plan and write a test plan. These days the release cycles are getting shorter and shorter and we don't have the time to write a 10 or 20...

November 23, 2010  10:36 AM

2 Things To Make Test Leading Job Easy

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
Change Leaders, Test Lead, Test Metrics

As test leads we have several responsibilities between testing, manging project, testing, test planning, etc. You can do these two things daily to make your life more manageable and easier.

Keep a Test Journal

It doesnt have to be formal but just an...

November 15, 2010  8:04 PM

Facebook Email

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
Technology, Trends

Facebook email - its out today. I listened to the live web cast. As a person who is involved in emerging technology I am very very curious and interested to see how it does. What do I think about it? I don't know I have an open mind to change and this is a change that was inevitable. Facebook...

November 11, 2010  2:39 PM

The IT Files – Lisa Crispin – Part II

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
agile, Change Leaders

Part I Name your favorite book on Agile? I can't pick one favorite agile book. I suppose I could...

November 11, 2010  11:01 AM

The IT Files – Lisa Crispin – Part I

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
agile, Change Leaders, The IT Files

An agile testing coach and practitioner, Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and a contributor to Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009) and Testen in der Finanzwelt (2009). She also co-wrote...

November 8, 2010  3:25 PM

All Hands on Deck

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

"something that you say when everyone's help is needed, especially to do a lot of work in a short amount of time" Every once in a while in our company.. we get everyone to come test for us. We include developers, business analysts, other product testers, support and marketing people,...

November 8, 2010  8:55 AM

Make Testing Fun Again

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

I recently read a twitter update from Marcus Buckingham "Sure, we need rules, but remember that every rule removes a choice, & choice is the fuel for learning". This really made me think of the testing state in a lot...

November 3, 2010  2:27 PM

The IT Files – Lisa Crispin

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
agile, The IT Files

I will be talking to Lisa Crispin in the next couple of days. Please post any questions you have for her at the following link


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