Cynefin In Software Testing

The Cynefin framework has found many useful applications in the software development industry. Liz Keogh has done great work in applying the model to software development.

Some focus has been paid to Cynefin from a software testing perspective, such as by James Christie, Jesper Lottsen & Joe Larson, all of which have helped form my ideas on Cynefin & testing.

This post is my attempt to improve my understanding of Cynefin & how it can be applied to software testing.

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Why was that bug put in code?

I need to fill in some gaps regarding the quote taken from my recent talk at the BBC Develop 2014 conference.

I told a story of when I was asked the question:

“Why wasn’t that bug found in test?”

I responded:

“Why did you put that bug in the code?”

I have to confess, this isn’t my default response to that question, but as always there’s a story behind the story…
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No Swearing please, we’re Developers

In our team, I noticed the way we were speaking & the words we were using sounded as if we were trying to influence others of our thoughts & ideas.

Sometimes this made me feel uncomfortable, especially when the recipient didn’t realise they were being influenced (or didn’t know what to do about it) & consequently their opinion was altered as a result of the language used, not merely the content.

(Parental Advisory – explicit content)

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Dissecting The Testing Quadrants – Rectangles

This is the first post attempting to document some of the conversation James Bach & I had whilst trying to determine what my understanding  of the Agile test quadrants actually was.

This post is a WIP as I’m sure I’ll be updating it as I walk through each of the quadrants & work with some of the different ideas & terminology we discussed.

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