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Ensuring quality from external development

Started this discussion. Last reply by TestSheepNZ Apr 2, 2012. 5 Replies

Here's a quandry I'm finding myself in more and more.We often have development work done "externally" by companies for us.  They say they unit test, and pass us a delivery, and we get to work…Continue

Programmers are from Vulcan, Managers are from Ferenginar ...

Started Nov 23, 2011 0 Replies

 No doubt everyone has come across the…Continue

Test Management Tools ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shey Crompton Jul 4, 2011. 5 Replies

Wondering if anyone knows of anything out there which can address a "need" I have at the moment. As test manager in my department, we typically have a large number of projects coming through us. Very…Continue

Setting up a project wiki ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ethel Evans May 12, 2011. 8 Replies

One thing about Kanban and similar project noticeboards, they are a complete "big picture" of a project.  And they work a hell of a lot better than relying on Chinese Whispers to move important…Continue

 

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TestSheepNZ replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How do you decide what to automate in testing?
"I've started work on this on my blog - part 3 might be of interest ... http://testsheepnz.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/automation-3-automation-as-service.html"
Jun 13, 2016
TestSheepNZ replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How do you decide what to automate in testing?
"Actually this could be a good place to use as a sounding board for the next few blog posts This is how I'm planning to cover this subject The iron rules of automation (pretty much mentioned above) Automation as service - what do different…"
Jun 7, 2016
TestSheepNZ replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How do you decide what to automate in testing?
"Thanks for this Rosie! I'm actually working on this right now - the response to that article has been so big I've gone "well people are interested".  It's easy to say what automation is bad for, but obviously what…"
Jun 7, 2016
Graham Kesley replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion The two page test plan ...
"As both recipient and requested author of such lightweight documents, (I'm often asked for a Plan on a Page), I tend to stick to the things I want to know when managing change;  What is the approach? (I'm a person, tell me a story -…"
Feb 15, 2016
Philip Palmer replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion The two page test plan ...
"Hi Ivor, Would you be willing to share the source for this mind map? "
Feb 10, 2016
Chris Kenst replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion The two page test plan ...
"I also follow the 10 minute test plan idea and it usually means I stop after about 30 minutes.  In my experience a test plan typically contains the logistics of the testing project and your test strategy. Logistics can include who does what…"
Feb 9, 2016
Karanvir liked TestSheepNZ's discussion The two page test plan ...
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Feb 8, 2016
Philip Palmer replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion The two page test plan ...
"Hello, Would you be willing to share this mind map with me?  I'm using FreeMind so if you have it in .MM format that would be wonderful. Thank you, Philip"
Feb 4, 2016
TestSheepNZ replied to Geir Gulbrandsen's discussion Requirements and You, a relationship
"Oh absolutely.  Getting testers involved early can really save a project's bacon!   Business requirements walkthroughs are great ideas, and because testers tend to be skilled at seeing the big picture, they can often see logic…"
Apr 25, 2012
TestSheepNZ replied to Jeff Lucas's discussion Brainstorming, Mindmapping, Dissent, and Criticism
"We seem to use it with criticism involved.  I think because there are often great technical ideas which have to be limited by reality of our systems and what's achievable.  It's as important we don't send ourselves down the…"
Apr 2, 2012
TestSheepNZ replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion Ensuring quality from external development
"Thanks everyone with their comments so far - it's really useful getting some other feedback onto this.   I have to agree with Jeff, at the heart of all this is a need for transparency, to see what each other is doing and to be able to send…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jeff Lucas replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion Ensuring quality from external development
"On one contract at a previous employer, we were on the opposite end as the seller. In that case, we ran into failures at the integration site and the project began to spiral down. The solution was to send a tester (me) to the buyer's site for a…"
Apr 2, 2012
James replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion Ensuring quality from external development
"I've had this exact same problem in the past. Where suppliers tell you that they've tested something, and you accept it into your team, expecting to start the next phase only to find out that they've been driven by timelines instead…"
Apr 2, 2012
David Greenlees replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion Ensuring quality from external development
"Hmm, def. a common problem.   Money tends to speak louder than anything else in these situations.  Get some buy in very early (while the contracts are being written up) and look at fees for sloppy code?  Not sure how'd you…"
Apr 2, 2012
phil kirkham replied to TestSheepNZ's discussion Ensuring quality from external development
"A common problem so hopefully you should get some good answers I've been in this situation - received a program that has supposedly been tested by the supplier and all we had to do was run the integration tests but that didn't happen when…"
Apr 1, 2012

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The path of knowledge

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There was a curious thing my study partner said to me last year “I don't seem to be able to study like I used to when I was a teenager”.



I was on study leave myself at the time, and… Continue

The World's First Agile Project … or “We tried fire and it didn't work”

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 6:55 5 Comments

We tried coffee and it didn't work ...



There are two coffee machines at work.







The one on the left is totally automated, you press a button, and it delivers a not-bad (but mediocre) coffee, with synthetic milk.  And believe me the "latte" is no such thing - it's pure evil!…



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