Technical debt is a well-documented endemic problem within software development. However, to understand why high levels of technical debt exist within most organisations, we need to change the way we…
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Why Software Gets In Trouble? Why not just say "people make mistakes"? Why not? Because there are reasons people make mistakes, and make them repeatedly, and fail to discover and…
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How can we start testing without being slowed down by the unknown aspects of a new context? When facing a new and different setting we might have to adapt to…
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Kolb’s Testing Cycle

Beren Van Daele

We humans are a learning species. It comes natural to us and just because it feels so easy to do, we are ignorant of its inner workings. When faced with…
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For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in software development and testing, medicine, engineering, social sciences, architecture, and beyond. Used…
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Your Testing is a Joke

James Thomas (Linguamatics, UK)

Edward de Bono, in his Lateral Thinking books, makes a strong connection between humour and creativity. Creativity is key to testing, but jokes? Well, the punchline for a joke could…
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Roles and Competencies

Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

This eBook contains chapter 3, ‘Roles and Competencies’, from the testing book ‘More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team’. Here the authors describe how teams that succeed in creating high-quality…
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The Assertive Tester

Declan O’Riordan

Passive behaviour is a factor leading to defects, inefficiency, and security vulnerabilities in IT systems. As modern humans we mainly rely on three coping behaviours, two from our primitive past…
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For any software-producing company, basic prerequisites to be successful in delivering good software depend on having talented people and setting smart processes. Throughout the book, a common sense approach to…
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Moving to Weekly Releases

Robert Lambert

This eBook is based on Rob's popular presentation at EuroSTAR 2013 and it describes how he fundamentally changed his approach to testing in order to move from 8 month to…
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This paper accompanied Zeger van Hese's presentation at EuroSTAR 2013 and was chosen as the Best Paper at the Conference. "We live in curious times. Knowledge is available at our…
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