It’s almost an all tangent episode, but we do (eventually) get a chance to discuss how ML and AI are changing testing and quality, and we pay our respects to the great Jerry Weinberg.
All mailbag episode as we answer questions about combined engineering teams, life after Modern Testing, and early project “data” samples
It’s the last of our deep-dive series on Modern Testing Principles. This time, we discuss the (sometimes controversial) principle number 7:
We expand testing abilities and knowhow across the team; understanding that this may reduce (or eliminate) the need for a dedicated testing specialist.
Not too many tangents this time. Next time, we’ll get caught up on the mailbag, so if you have questions, let us know.
On to the next principle in our deep dive series. Principle Number 6 says:
We use data extensively to deeply understand customer usage and then close the gaps between product hypotheses and business impact.
Note that episode 82 makes a nice listening companion.
We’re back to discuss another of the modern testing principles.
We believe that the customer is the only one capable to judge and evaluate the quality of our product
Discussions include a brief discussion of the Kin phone from Microsoft.
Finally – if you missed it, the Modern Testing AMA recording is here.
Our dive into the Modern Testing Principles continues with a dive into principle number four:
We care deeply about the quality culture of our team, and we coach, lead, and nurture the team towards a more mature quality culture.
On to Principle number 3 (full list at moderntesting.org).
We are a force for continuous improvement, helping the team adapt and optimize in order to succeed, rather than providing a safety net to catch failures.
As promised in the show, there will be an AMA on Modern Testing hosted by Ministry of Test on July 10. Register Here.
We’re back to the MT Principle Deep-Dives (which may just be medium dives).
Principle #2 says:
We accelerate the team, and use models like Lean Thinking and the Theory of Constraints to help identify, prioritize and mitigate bottlenecks from the system.
We talk about that – but of course, there are a few tangents we hope you enjoy.
Finally – apologies to everyone who had their AB Testing RSS feed reset over the weekend. We moved the web host for angryweasel.com (notice that the site now has a valid RSS cert), and the RSS reset was an unexpected casualty of the move.
We are already taking an interlude from principle deep-dives to reflect a bit on the episode 81 feedback, and for Brent and Alan to have short (but in depth) discussion on how to get started creating actionable metrics.
We’ll be back to Modern Testing principles in episode 83.
It’s time to deep dive into the Modern Testing Principles with #1 – Our priority is improving the business.
We also dive into some experiences and observations from Alan’s recent trip to STAR East.