WTA07: Questioning the Mission

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 22, 2011
The very format of Weekend Testing sessions assumes “quick in / quick out” engagements, and, therefore, extremely simplified missions. However, facilitators face big and complex challenges trying to cover yet another facet of testing craft. As a staging facilitator, I had a debriefing with Michael Larsen recently, and raised questions about one of the problems […] ...

How to use custom markers with XMind (mindmap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 16, 2011
Using mindmaps in testing is really picking up. Darren McMillan, one of the strongest proponents of it, has recently published “Mind Mapping 101” – “real examples of mind maps and their usage”. My post is essentially an addition: how to set up and use custom markers with XMind (free version).    Click on the image […] ...

Interviewed by Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 15, 2011
Last week Shilpa Venkateshwaran published on IT Knowledge Exchange my replies to the offline interview questions. Access online: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 Access offline: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 ...

Generating Test Reports (MindMap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 14, 2011
Whether it’s an all-round automation tool, like TestComplete, or a lightweight Session-Based Exploratory Testing assistant, like RapidReporter, generating good test reports is a challenging task. Obviously, hand-crafted reports would be much better, and live communication is an ideal. Though quite often testers have to report in writing and/or remotely. And if testing is conducted with assistance of a […] ...

Site Updates

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 07, 2011
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