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Who should be added to a wiki list of Influential Software Testers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Crowther Oct 29, 2011. 6 Replies

This post has come about because of the blog post by Mark Crowther and the previous…Continue

Heuristic Priming - An online collaboration opportunity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Hill Jan 14, 2011. 9 Replies

There are a large amount of resources available to aid the exploratory tester and a few tools that can be used to help manage exploratory testing using Session Based Test Management (…Continue

Tags: SBTM, Heuristics, Testing, Exploratory

Anyone going to be attending UNICOM - Next Generation Testing Conference 19-20 May 2010, London?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Stevenson Apr 1, 2010. 2 Replies

Very much like Lisa I have submitted a paper for this event and managed to be selected as a speaker. I am going to be talking about Using an Exploratory Testing Approach in an Agile Environment Next…Continue

Tags: Exploratory, Agile, Testing, London, conference

 

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John Stevenson replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Why is our industry obsessed with automating everything?
"Maybe because there is a lack of understanding of human knowledge and our own capabilities for describing our internal thoughts, ideas, needs, etc.   To quote: "We know more than we can possibly tell" - Polanyi  Therefore when…"
Jan 14
John Stevenson replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Great Gifts For Testers
"Here are a couple of ideas for you Rosie.. Ozbot -http://ozobot.com/ Pizero -https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/raspberry-pi-zero-out-today-get-it-free-with-the-magpi-40/ Regards John"
Dec 18, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Erik Brickarp's discussion ISTQB ads
"Having known Rosie for a good number of years and seen the struggles that she has faced setting up a successful business, I too get a little upset and somewhat protective when there appears to be an unjustified attack against her.  What Rosie…"
Aug 10, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion The Pros and Cons of Software Testing Certification
"Hi Rosie This article has a lot to say about certification in general.  Also they put it in words far better than I…"
Aug 7, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Doug Buck's discussion metrics for Rapid Software testing methadologies
"Hi doug You may find the following video helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEGaaZqVpew It explains very well how to measure progress with session based testing.  I would recommend getting in touch with Henrik who i am sure will…"
May 28, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Tracy Dawson's discussion Where do I start??
"Hi Tracy Many have replied with some useful starting points for you to pursue a career in testing, the second part of your question is a little more difficult - "Where to from there"  A couple of suggestions I would like to offer:…"
Mar 11, 2015
John Stevenson commented on Dietmar Pfahl's blog post Survey on Exploratory Software Testing in Estonia and Finland launched
"I think we will end up agreeing to disagree on that Chad.  I personally do not see people using the term as self promotion or a means to market themselves  nor do I see examples of exclusion as I see within certain section of testing.…"
Jun 19, 2013
John Stevenson commented on Dietmar Pfahl's blog post Survey on Exploratory Software Testing in Estonia and Finland launched
"What do you mean by hype?  That IMO is a very derogatory  term to use  Hype: VerbPromote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its importance or benefits. NounExtravagant or intensive publicity or…"
Jun 19, 2013
John Stevenson commented on Dietmar Pfahl's blog post Survey on Exploratory Software Testing in Estonia and Finland launched
"New? “a style of software testing that emphasizes the personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester to continually optimize the quality of his/her work by treating test-related learning, test design, test execution, and test…"
Jun 19, 2013
John Stevenson commented on Jeff Lucas's blog post Testing Lessons from "Tacit and Explicit Knowledge"
"Ha ha @ Phil At the same time I have just read the following great book - Qualitative Data Analysis A.User-friendly Guide for Social Scientists by Ian Dey and have come up with lots of thoughts and ideas - another blog post to write - this one…"
Jan 4, 2012
John Stevenson commented on Jeff Lucas's blog post Testing Lessons from "Tacit and Explicit Knowledge"
"Thank you Jeff very much for such an informative review of this book and it relates to testing.   Strangely I am currently reading 'Thinking Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman' which has a lot of similar themes to the Tacit and…"
Jan 4, 2012
John Stevenson replied to Marco's discussion Quality Gate: what should I check ????
"Have you thought about using some/all of the Software Quality Characteristics checklist created by the test eye people?   http://thetesteye.com/posters/TheTestEye_SoftwareQualityCharacteristics.pdf   Or use the sofwtare testing club…"
Jan 4, 2012
John Stevenson replied to Duncan nisbet's discussion Thoughts on the last ever EuroSTAR (joke)
"Hi Duncan   I have my thoughts and views of this Eurostar and I will try to get them into a blog post soon.  I want to reflect a bit instead of having a rant about somethings about this conference that did not sit easy with…"
Nov 25, 2011
Mark Crowther replied to John Stevenson's discussion Who should be added to a wiki list of Influential Software Testers
"Hiya Joe,   Bit of slight of hand there, I added category: Software Testing People to my user page, hence I appear in the list, I don't have a page proper on there. When I do something earth shattering and write a few books my time may…"
Oct 29, 2011
Rosie Sherry liked John Stevenson's discussion Who should be added to a wiki list of Influential Software Testers
Oct 28, 2011
Nathan Lane replied to John Stevenson's discussion Who should be added to a wiki list of Influential Software Testers
"Inventors of today's leading open source software testing tools: [Watir] Brett Pettichord (http://watir.com/team/), Željko Filipin (http://zeljkofilipin.com/), Paul Rogers (http://members.shaw.ca/paul_rogers/index.html), [Selenium] Jason…"
Oct 27, 2011

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About Me:
I have been involved within the testing profession for over 18 years and within the IT industry for more that 22 years.

I have been involved in testing at many levels from system test engineer to test manager. During these periods part of my remit has been to investigate new methods and approaches to testing to enable testing to become more effective and efficient part of this has involved writing internal white papers and presentations.
Website:
http://steveo1967.blogspot.com/
Experience in years...
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RAISE the bar - Software Testing Club Exclusive

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 8:40 0 Comments

Since the Software Testing Club have been very supportive of me and the software testing community I have decided that instead of publishing this on my own blog I would write a guest blog for the STC web site.



Introduction to a new way to gather feedback based upon ethnographic research methods.



At the Oxford meet up I gave a brief talk on my thoughts and ideas about using…

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Measuring with Stories

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 15:09 5 Comments

This is taken from my blog: http://www.steveo1967.blogspot.com/

In my experience one of the most difficult tasks I have is to try and change the way we measure testing. When I first started out in the profession of testing there was very little thought given to how we should report the quality of the testing that has been carried out. The most common way was to…

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