Blurring the Lines between Developer and Tester

(Feature image: Courtesy of British Council) While this site is dedicated to helping anyone out there to become a great testing professional, I sometimes feel that I need to pass on some traditional wisdom as well. You cannot just shape your skills alone, you need to prepare yourself for the future as well. Sometimes I…

What does a good Test Report look like?

Before we look at the content of a good test report, we need to understand the purpose of the report. Technical teams working on a project have various means to provide status update to each other. This includes daily stand-up meetings,¬† formal/informal defect triage, weekly project meetings etc. Senior management/stakeholders, on the other hand, need…

Can a good PM deliver better software?

My answer is YES. It all comes down to planning and managing the project properly. Defects cost Money! This may sound clich√© but it is the truth. As IT organisations are transitioning from traditional delivery model to outcome based vendor delivery model, the impact of defects are becoming more profound. Think of a scenario where…