The Pragmatic Testing

A blog about Testing, Agile and Sense Making!

LinkedIn PDCA for Job Seekers

Since I moved to Australia few months ago, I keep on getting requests from fellow testers from either within Australia or from other countries to assist them find a job.These days I receive 5 to 10 emails on average every week for connecting over LinkedIn and...

The UTest bugs

I sometimes wonder whether people who sell testing as their business actually test their own websites or not? When you find a bug on a testing website, that becomes a reason of joy. Below is one from UTest. Apparently none of their 150,000 members ever bothered to...

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...

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.pdfOr you can read it below. I wrote this piece almost a year ago and since then few things...

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 pictures show...

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.htmlThe post derived out of a frustrating discussion with a tester who thought that...

What to Expect When You are at Eurostar

..at Eurostar!I am aware that many of us are attending EuroStar. And I am also aware that many of us have either spent or will be spending a significant amount of time & money visiting Sweden for attending one of the best testing conferences in the world. Some of...

Argument from Respect for Authority fallacy

In very simple words, Argument from Respect for Authority or Argumentum Ad Verecundiam is about mentioning an authoritative figure to get something done.Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein shared few good jokes to explain this fallacy in their book, Plato and...

Understanding Conflict

As humans, we see a lot of conflicting views, ideas and situations in our daily lives, whether it is personal or professional. Conflict is seen as an undesirable act which is often taken with negativity. As testers, we deal (face) with conflict often due to the...

Agile Dev Practices – Conference notice

A friend recommended that it is a good one. I haven't attended yet, though. If anyone interested:Agile Dev Practices is due in few weeks. It takes place in Potsdam by Berlin, Germany on March 4-7, 2013. The early bird ends on January 31st.Have a look on the...