Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Talking vs Communicating

It's easy to conflate talking with communication. Sure, most of the time I would suggest that when people are talking, people are communicating. But the opposite isn't necessarily true. A lack of talking does not necessarily mean there's a lack of communication, or a lack of collaboration. We should be aware of this when making observations about people and the teams they work in.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Phased vs Threaded Testing

There have been many attempts to model different approaches to software testing. You'll be familiar with many of them: exploratory vs scripted; traditional vs agile; testing vs checking; standards-driven vs context-driven; and many more.

There’s another spectrum I’d like to introduce that I’ve derived value from using: Phased testing vs. threaded testing.