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“The Ugly Duckling” – The changing face of testing

The discipline of testing has metamorphosed significantly over the last decade. This is illustrated as light-hearted tale inspired by Hans ...

Perspectives on “Improving productivity in test engineering”

We live in interesting times. Our customers want more and quicker, while organizations are pressured to cut costs. Over the ...

Dangerous Decisions – Assumption Traps

As good engineers, we use metrics to make decisions on quality, testing. My view is that measurements have inherent assumptions ...

Becoming a Test Craftsman – Inspiration from other disciplines

Craftsmanship is the ultimate goal that all good engineers crave for. Craftsmanship delivers a “high”, it goes beyond “just doing ...

Aesthetics in Software Testing

Software testing is typically seen as yet another job to be done in the software development life cycle. It is ...

A Tale of Two Doctors

There is an interesting parallel between us (test professionals) and doctors.  Our job is about “Software Quality” while doctors focus ...

Rapid action team – building a team from scratch

Customer is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Their products enable the ...

Staying on top more difficult than getting there

Business is good when you are alone on top. If you are not prudent, however mightiest one may be, a ...

On-time release to market helped the company stay afloat

A pharmaceutical company decides to ride the IT bandwagon. They establish a company to develop Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions ...

Perfect software to stop perfect crime

The Intelligence department of Karnataka Police decided to implement a solution to analyze the Call Detail Record (CDR) from telecom ...