Steve Watson
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Steve Watson replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Do We Need To Talk About Automation?
"There are some good replies to this, and I would like to add a different slant. We ought to be talking about Automation as a means to an end, and not the end itself. We are guilty of looking at Automation as a panacea for all our problems. Having a…"
Sep 6, 2016
Steve Watson replied to Matt's discussion Benchmarking software testing maturity
"We don't follow TMMI, but a lighter touch approach. It all depends on the size of the organisation, the complexity of the products and the number of them etc. I do measure our Test Maturity on a number of levels, scoring from a zero (immature)…"
Aug 22, 2016
Steve Watson posted a status
"My latest blog post "Good Testing - luck or judgement" is now available here - https://stevethedoc.wordpress.com/"
Aug 16, 2016
Steve Watson replied to Simon Tomes's discussion Would you let a recruiter spend a day with your team?
"Actually I think I would, given director approval, and sensible safeguards were in place so as not to divulge any sensitive information. I have given recruiters some stick before (see www.stevethedoc.wordpress.com) when I have come across those who…"
Jun 28, 2016
Steve Watson replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion If you had a month to train up a new tester, what would you do?
"Great question! The most important thing for a new tester to learn is to have the right attitude, mindset and communication skills. As an industry we tend to overdo things - coming up with loads of different types of testing and lots of…"
Jun 10, 2016
Steve Watson replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Honestly...how do you know a tester is good (or great)?
"Give them a practical test of some sort. Many testers can talk a good game, but you want to know they can actually do it. Give them a user story and ask how they would test it - they should give you some example tests, plus come up with questions…"
Jun 16, 2015
Steve Watson is now a member of Software Testing Club - An Online Software Testing Community
May 5, 2010

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About Me:
I have been testing for a number of years (over 19!) in various industries - automotive, banking, futures, leasing and publishing, and at tester, senior tester and team lead/manager levels.
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http://www.linkedin.com/
Experience in years...
10+

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