Happy New Year everyone – amongst catching up, we spend most of the time discussing and debating a potential eighth Modern Testing Principle.
Happy Holidays to each and everyone of our three listeners. We review and reflect on 2018, and talk about some things we think may happen in 2019. Listen all the way to the end for a cliffhanger from Brent.
Thanks again for listening – in 2019, we will hit episode 100, our 5 year podacting anniversary, and the one year anniversary of the Modern Testing Principles. We look forward to more exciting discussions in 2019.
It’s the penultimate show of 2018, with a lot of (hopefully interesting) preamble on this one, but we spend a chunk of time reviewing the Context-Driven Testing Principles and how they relate to the Modern Testing Principles.
We eventually talk about a model Alan built to help a team discover where they need to grow in order to build a quality culture or move towards modern testing (they’re kind of the same thing).
Some rants and ramblings also included.
We almost (but not quite) blast through the banter at the beginning, but eventually get a chance to talk a bit more about interpreting Principle #5, and dive into a James Bach talk on the Test Automation Pyramid.
We answer a mailbag question, begin to dive into what attributes make up a quality culture, and talk about other stuff.
And we have a new intro.
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.