Requirements, Traceability and El Dorado

The day-job has been crazy busy the last several weeks.  I have several half-written entries that I want to finish and post and with the project hours, and stuff needed to be done at home, there simply has not been much time.  However, I…

Interlude – About Software Engineering

(More Test Estimation to come, but first: An Interlude)By now many of us know the standard ‘barbs’ – for example, that when Winston Royce designed the waterfall model, he said it was “risky” and “invites failure”.Or that Tom DeMarco, author of the oft-…

The Context We Work In

As a start to making this blog more than just pointers to other testing or BI sites, I’d like to set the stage by talking a bit about the context my team works in. I’m a test lead on the SQL Server Analysis Services product team. The feature area my team works on is the […]

TWIST # 13: Code Coverage with Zach Spencer

I’m still playing with ways to even out the sound in the interviews without causing Matt to sound like a John Lennon dub or squash the interviewee into sounding like they are coming out of a can. It just seems to be the nature of the beast when it…

Coding QA Podcast

In my recent web exploring, I came across the Coding QA podcast. This podcast is by two testers who work on the Microsoft ASP.NET QA team.  They already have 44 episodes and the few I’ve listened to so far are pretty interesting.  So far I espe…