Mixed feelings: Retrospecting 2014

This year has been quite turbulent personally. The year 2013 ended with Eurostar conference and finally me being a guest of Hong Kong Productivity Council for the opening ceremony of the Testing & Certification Centre.However, 2014 remained on a high note since...

Zero Defects? Mr. CIO, you ain’t gonna get it!

So there was this update on LinkedIn last week by a Global CIO of some global company who was looking for a testing subject matter expert to assist him delivering some sort of testing strategy.  I read this update 3 or 4 times just to make sure I was reading it...

Test Estimation: article in OZTester magazine

OZTester has just published my article on test estimation in their year-end issue. The article can be read at:  http://nztester.co.nz/OZTester_Magazine_files/OZTester05.pdf Or you can read it below. I wrote this piece almost a year ago and since then few things...

Malaysian plane’s systems were hacked? No, they weren’t!

15 April 2014.  Until couple days ago the search teams had narrowed down to the exact area where they might find the crashed airplaneā€™s Flight Data Recorder (Black Box), Flight-Deck voice recorder and also the flotsam and jetsam. Sadly, recent information was...

A Year in Pictures: Retrospecting 2013

Today is the last day of 2013…sound a bit strange that the year has passed so quickly. Time flies, isn’t it? Personally, this year I learned a lot, made new friends, expanded my network and did a lot of charity work to keep my inner self pleased. The...

Short post: Emotional Intelligence and Effectiveness at work

This is a short post because I do not want to lose track of what I have been observing for some time. Some of this post is based on my experience gained through recent reading and more is from observations made at home, while watching my 4 year old playing, learning...

The Promising World of CDT & Testing Education

I wrote a blog post in 2009 at SQABlogs about testers’ education. This now appears at this blog at http://dogmatictesting.blogspot.hk/2011/10/is-formal-testing-education-required.html The post derived out of a frustrating discussion with a tester who thought...

Authority Bias in Testing: My article in OZTester Magazine

There is new issue of OZTester magazine available at www.nztester.conz. Both OZTester and NZTester have good articles focusing on multiple aspects of testing. I focused on the human aspect and wrote about Authority & Action Biases. There is also a joke about...

Exploratory Testing sucks: A Tale of a Thinking Tester

Heard this story few days back from one of the guys in my testing circuit. I found it funny and at the same time a sad story too. Funny, because humans have this tendency to laugh at idiotic stuff. Sad, because it’s a shame that our profession still has so much...