Archive for June, 2013

Vive la Resistance!

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Testing Profession

Disclaimer – I can only speak of these events from my point of view, and I’m sure if you were able to track down my place of work, kidnap a developer or two and interrogate them, you would probably get at the very least a slightly different story. Or you could just take my word for it.

I’ve been thinking about the subject of collaboration lately, and not because I seize upon words at random to reflect upon (though that does sound like an interesting academic exercise). Collaboration is the subject of discussion at this year’s OZWST. And an episode at work recently arose that embodied what can occur when a collaborative attitude is lacking.

A few weeks ago, the Test Lead at work attempted to conduct a Root Cause Analysis session on several recent bugs. This was a new activity for the company, as such introspection has not been a strength (at least in my short time there). But our intrepid Lead was a man who was not afraid to instigate change – indeed, the test team since his (and to a lesser extent, my) arrival had been a veritable whirl-wind of innovation and improvement.