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Hitting the Pothole of Trying to Automate Everything

One particular client wanted to automate as much of their testing as possible. I thought of a metaphor to help describe how trying to automate almost all “regression testing” is a difficult path to success. There are benefits and weaknesses

Posted in Automation, Context Driven, Test Management

Functional Specification Blinders

During my last few years as a test manager at Alcatel-Lucent, I decided to try a slightly different approach to the development of test ideas. Before this experiment my testers would be given a feature to test and they would

Posted in Context Driven, Test Management

Reinventing yourself – Remain useful

There are some jobs in the world that have routines that do not change much (they involve repetitive steps without much modification) and some jobs that require frequent new approaches and more thought (changes to what is done on a

Posted in Context Driven