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Becoming an Information-Gathering Skeptic[article]

Customers don't always know what they want. That's a given. But even if they do know, they may not always be able to communicate it clearly. That's also a given. Given these givens, you have a much better chance of comprehending your customers' needs and concerns if you're a skilled information-gathering skeptic.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
A Look at Tinderbox 2[magazine]

Ken Estes reviews Tinderbox 2 in depth.

Ken Estes's picture Ken Estes
A Real Go-Getter[magazine]

A word from the editor.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Manager to Manager[magazine]

Dorothy Graham says test managers should learn to speak in terms that a project manager can relate to.

Dorothy Graham's picture Dorothy Graham
Deadlock![magazine]

Sean Beatty explains what a deadlock is and why testing probably won't catch it.

Sean M. Beatty's picture Sean M. Beatty
The World You Work In[magazine]

Job outlook, salary ranges, raises, layoffs, benefits--if it's important to you, we wanted to hear about it. We've compiled the results from the fourth annual STQE magazine/StickyMinds.com Salary Survey. Take a look at the state of the industry.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Every Crash, Everywhere[magazine]

You want to know exactly what your users in the field are experiencing. In most cases, they aren’t going to take the time to tell you. Maybe the solution is automated data collection.

Joel Spolsky's picture Joel Spolsky
You Don't Say[magazine]

You've just developed and tested a system that meets each of the customer’s stated requirements. So why aren't they satisfied? Lisa Crispin shares her 5-step process for uncovering hidden assumptions and requirements so that everyone can have the happy ending they expected.

Lisa Crispin's picture Lisa Crispin
Congratulations! You're a Manager[magazine]

You may deserve a promotion to management, but are you prepared for the challenges that next level may bring? Find out how practicing managerial skills on your technical tasks can help ease the transition.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Make It Personal[magazine]

Often, despite all the data, the bugs, and the business case for quality, people don't make real changes until they discover what's in it for them. Bob Lee shows you how to make quality matter to those upstream.

Robert E. Lee's picture Robert E. Lee
Culture Clash[magazine]

Kathy Iberle reveals how her definition of quality changed when her job did.

Kathy Iberle's picture Kathy Iberle
The Power of "What If..." and[magazine]

Sometimes your imagination can be your most valuable testing tool. Learn when to use scenario tests, when not to, and nine ways to make them work better for you.

Cem Kaner's picture Cem Kaner
Testers Shine on Agile Projects[article]

Agile projects draw testers out of the background and into the spotlight. Testers play a distinctive role and drive product development by creating acceptance tests before any code is even written. Johanna Rothman sets the stage and explains the benefits of giving testers their chance to shine.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Software Test Automation Fall 2003: Mission Made Possible: A Lightweight Test Automation Experience[presentation]

This article discusses the UCI test process technique and how to implement it for your team. A sample test plan checklist is also included.

Rex Black, Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc.
A Survey of Approaches for Test Automation[presentation]

This paper will help you understand approaches to test automation that have worked, identify some common requirements for success, determine which contexts favor the different approaches, contrast benefits and risks of using different product

Bret Pettichord, Pettichord Consulting

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