Tuesday Notes – Owning Testing – 27/08/2019

Hey everyone,  

Here’s a few quick points on what I've been up to:

Podcast I'm listening to..

Jocko Podcast - Jocko Willink (American retired United States Navy SEAL) and Echo Charles discipline and leadership... extensively.

What I'm reading...

Quote from the book

There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win - Jocko Willink

Ownership of Quality

A good tester does not just take responsibility for post-release issues. The tester must acknowledge the mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them and develop a plan to win.

Recently, we've had a release that a 'core' functionality of a certain part of the product has stopped working. Upon looking at the bug reported and the test cases, the test was marked as complete and working. Rather than putting the blame on the person that tested this, I'd take ownership of this issue and develop a quick plan on how to prevent this in the future.

What have I done to prevent this in the future?  This has now been added to the automated tests and should now be human error prone. One of the pitfalls of manual testing is that sometimes you might lose focus. In this case, maybe that this was not the test that was meant to be marked as complete.

Happy Testing!


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