Telling your stories using some concepts of BDD

Within the testing community, the statement is going around that Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is some kind of threat for testing. I must say that I have a different point of view on that. The threat is that business is somehow “enforcing” the tester to test the user stories as written down in requirements using…

Tangible output

Most of the time, we as testers are judged on the output we create. Below, just a few activities you as a tester suppose to do for each project or even for each user story. Risk identification The result is a list with risk items. Each risk will be analysed and prioritized. Reading requirements List…

On my way to San Jose, CAST 2012

As I´m writing this, I´m on my way to San Jose. I going to the CAST 2012 Conference. This is the second time I´m going to this conference. The reason that I´m going is, that this is a conference where you meet people who are very enthausiastic about their work, their profession and most important,…

Paired Exploratory …..

This blog is inspired by James Bach. He mentioned the test technique Paired Exploratory Survey, where two testers team up together to do a `test survey´ on an application or system. Details you can find here I recently got confronted with the situation that a tester (the subject matter expert) on one of my projects…

Good start for a junior tester

The last few months I get to deal with new (young) testers who are enthusiastic about testing. I recognize that most of them have followed the ISTQB course (or a TMAP course) on foundation level and some of them got some training from the consultancy company they work for. After that, they are thrown in…