Software Quality Insights:

October, 2009

October 12, 2009  2:24 AM

How software test teams’ people skills affect results

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

I wasn't always the brilliant, charismatic, well-loved tester that I am today. Well, I'm not really any of those things today, but I often like to think I am. That's my problem. Sometimes my ego gets in the way of my best work. I'm also susceptible to all the bad behaviors that come with tight...

October 8, 2009  7:31 PM

Testing rigorously, learning on your own: A chat with James Bach

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

My conversation with James Bach yesterday was certainly the high spot of my StarWest 2009 experience. We talked about topics dear to our hearts, such as critical thinking, self-education, wrong-headed notions about what constitutes good testing...

October 8, 2009  6:47 PM

Consultant Lloyd Roden: Choosing realistic software test team challenges

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Some challenges are not worth taking on, said consultant Lloyd Roden during his StarWest 2009 keynote here at the Disneyland Hotel today. A software testing expert for U.K.-based Grove Consultants, Roden started off his talk about testers' top...

October 5, 2009  2:30 PM

James Bach interview: Dispelling software testing myths

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Software consultant, trainer and author James Bach is a bit of a lightning rod in our industry. Most of his notoriety comes from his stand on software testing certifications. He doesn't like them and isn't shy about letting people know it. Bach also challenges other widely held beliefs in our...

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