This post is my attempt to improve my understanding of Cynefin & how it can be applied to software testing.
I had a problem. I wanted to embed multiple hyperlinks into a single image. My solution turned out to be image mapping.
I’m writing this post to help cement my understanding & share the discovery I had in case any one else finds a use for image mapping. The first thought I had was those of you who dabble in sketch noting…
Like any respective course attendee, I feel I should write about my experience, but without giving too much away…
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?”
“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…
Continue reading “Why was that bug put in code?”
Cucumber is not a testing tool. I know this.
One of the big noises I make about Cucumber is that it is not a testing tool, it is a tool to help collaboration, discussion of requirements & generate living documentation.
How then did I fall into the trap of trying to use Cucumber as an automated testing tool?
Requirements gathering & refinement gets little love in the testing matrix. I want these activities to get more representation in the matrix, so using the language I already there I’ve coined a term “Stakeholder Tests”
And finally we come to the end of this exploration into the Testing Matrix, so what have I learned?
This post outlines some examples of how I’m currently using our current incarnation of the test matrix
When I was reading through “Domain Driven Design Quickly” (published on InfoQ) I had several aha moments as I linked the material I was reading to the “Heuristic Test Strategy Model” (HTSM) from James Bach which I work with daily.
Whilst digging into the test matrix / agile quadrants, I’ve come across several different representations of the model.
This post is a collection of some of those representations (in chronological order as far as I can tell).
I have just finished some fantastic Ruby & Cucumber training with the most affable Chris Parsons.
There are some definite lessons to be learned (other than writing Cukes with Ruby)…
This is the 3rd in a series of posts where I dig into the Agile Testing Quadrants after a coaching session I had with James Bach. This post focuses on the left & right sides of the matrix; the columns.
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)
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.
I have been reading Johanna Rothman’s latest offering on Leanpub – “Manage Your Job Search”
So a change in family circumstances has me available for a new role sooner than I was expecting. This a short post about how I might be able to help with your testing needs.
I’m a fan of the (Agile) Testing Quadrants, first described by Brian Marick back in 2003 as a matrix & later popularised by Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory.
James Bach helped me to break down the quadrants in order to get a deeper understanding of what each quadrant meant. It was during this conversation I realised I had a very shallow understanding of the model & I was effectively diluting (& even twisting?!) the message the quadrants were trying to get across.
We had the 1st CISIG of 2014 – Not only did it bring value, there have also been developments outside of the group!
After I finished reading “Are Your Lights On” by Jerry Weinberg, several things started happening. This post gets a bit surreal, so please stick with it, it should make you smile if nothing else…