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We had the first Quality Engineering Lean Coffee and the following topics: QA Career Development How to assess quality practices and maturity of a team How to attract people to get into a quality career What can help testers when there is no BS or RS documentation QA versus Dev Ratio (bottleneck) How to manage […]

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How do we know if we are providing our business partners with suitable options allowing them to reduce their business risk? Is this something worth working towards and measuring?

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If, as Gerry Weinberg states Quality is “value to some person” …then the corollary stands that risk is anything that threatens that value.  This can be useful because Quality is an amorphous, shapeshifter, notoriously difficult to nail down. Its final judge is not us but our consumers.  I compare quality to a Black Hole. We can’t […]

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If you work in software development, like I do, you most likely work within a complex system. You also, most likely, work on a complex system. Not sure? Try answering these questions: Is it hard to model your system in all its complexity?Is it hard to work out root causes to identified problems?Is it hard to predict […]

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Maverick Tester - Anne-Marie Charrett by Anne-marie Charrett - 8M ago

Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848) Gold Medal Winner of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1828

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Some randomish thoughts on quality engineering.  Quality engineering enables visualisation of the state of quality anytime in the delivery lifecycle of a system or service. It does so in terms of its business outcome. Anne-Marie Charrett  (working definition) Services not Products  The complexity and the distributed nature of our systems today means we are moving towards […]

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Sometimes the thought of making ‘big’ decisions gives us that ‘rabbit in the headlights’ look.  ‘Big’ decisions often have outcome can have a significant impact to either ourselves or our company. Lack of information can make these decisions harder to make. Constant decision making over sustained periods of time, and having to make decision in high […]

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There’s plenty of pages giving you links to API Software Testing. Right now in MoT 30 days API Testing Challenge, they are working on collating lots of these which is a great idea.  I wanted to contribute using a different approach. I decided to collate and amplify material created by female (and those identifying as […]

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New to API's and want to learn how to test them? Here are some learning strategies to help you get started on your way.

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As a tester, there are times you're going to face pushback, ignorance, and disrespect. I say, pick your self up, don on those red party shoes, let your hair down, turn the music up and let's get this party going! 

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