Tweet Bits from #CAST2015 – Tutorial Sessions & Day 1

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Here’s another edition of Tweet Bits. By far, CAST is one of my favorite conferences to follow on Twitter and they also have an awesome webCAST.

Below are some of the more notable Tweets that I read from the conference in it’s first couple of days while watching #CAST2015 on Twitter.

I hope you enjoy. If you like these, be sure to check out all the Tweets for yourself.  Watch for CAST2015 – Day 2 Tweets coming soon.

Thank you to all those that took the time to live Tweet for all of us that could not make it to the conference.

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 August 4, 2015 – Day 1 CAST

karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
Thanks for tweets from today’s conference ~ feel greatly supported by the testing community.  #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Use mind map to visualize test concerns for each feature in a release and write session charters @allenjfly #lightningtalks #CAST2015

TesPro ‏@TesPro
“@perze: Automating a feature that has limited testability does NOT make it more testable #testability #CAST2015”

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Learn process, take inventory. share info via wiki, implement SBET, make bug templates & to-do lists – @epsilon11 #lightningtalks #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Mix and match interest groups. Job finding clubs. Extreme testing club. @AGareev #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette     Grand Rapids, MI
Wanted to join meetup. There were none. Started his own. It’s hard/a commitment @AGareev #CAST2015

Thomas Vaniotis ‏@tvaniotis
Humility in someone else’s area of expertise, confidence in your generalist knowledge – a winning combination. #cast2015 @JesseTAlford

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
@JesseTAlford talks pairing skills: calibrate who drives and who navigates #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette     Grand Rapids, MI
Lightening talk: Jessie Alford: Try pair programming with a programmer. Testers can bring value #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
OH @ #CAST2015: “We’re not here to tell you your kids are ugly. We want to tell you how to get your kids healthy.”

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
We’re not your gatekeeper or janitor, we’re more like your doctor — Jason Reese #lightningtalks #cast2015

Connor Roberts ‏@ConnorRoberts
#CAST2015 Lightning talks by other #testers. Topical, open mic, 5-min rounds. So cool. #learn #test #repeat

Thomas Vaniotis ‏@tvaniotis
The question of whether a metric is a predictor of some business value is a hypothesis that needs to be tested. #cast2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“Management tends to use metrics like a drunk person uses a lamp post” Bill in @justjoehere’s session #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Use the proper forms of measurement in your metrics @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Change your metrics when they stop driving change. @justjoehere #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
When implementing change, ask; “Who will be affected by this change?” and “What problems will this bring?” –@Brickuz #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Meeting with devs before coding starts to share test ideas can help prevent bugs from being coded. @Brickuz #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
QA book club: 6-8 ppl read book & talk about it. Ask How 2 bring skills in2 our testing? @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Pair experienced testers with new testers. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Does testing use sampling?  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
All counting leads to estimating. Is that a desired result? @justjoehere #CAST2015 #softwaretesting

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Give (daily) training feedback with tester’s managers. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Label doesn’t equal content, often inherent variability in ability to count, count often lacks context  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Any counting is subject to variability, all counting leads to estimating, even if unintentional  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
3 aspects of testing fixed bugs: Attempt to recreate bug in fixed build.  Follow dev instructions.  Do ET. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Does encountering defects reveal anything about the overall quality? More important question is how many remaining. @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
If you qualify your metrics before publishing and people understand that qualification, they should be good. Most people don’t. #CAST2015

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Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Testers spend 1/2 day applying ET to company software, write bug reports. Key is to provide enuf time. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
When you’re alone, it’s easy to get stuck. Get a peer to help get a second opinion on what you’re testing. @Brickuz #cast2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Is it reasonable to estimate the number of defects that will be found? The general audience is saying no  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Make test students justify why they chose an approach. can’t move forward until proven you get it. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Thomas Vaniotis ‏@tvaniotis
The dangerous temptation to count, value, compare visible containers instead of contents. #cast2015

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
Doing math on tests yet to be run would make a lot more sense if all tests were the same. They aren’t. @justjoehere  #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
While training, write up bugs as you find them, using simple bug template. Give real time feedback. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
There is no such thing as 0 tests they can’t be ranked and they aren’t equally spaced apart. Counting tests = nominal @justjoehere #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Whenever you feel that you don’t have time to reflect, it’s time to reflect. — @Brickuz #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Give new testers a broken application to practice test techniques on. Time boxed. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
If you want to be good at exploratory testing, make sure you take notes. @Brickuz #cast2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
When making changes, make sure you understand what you’re changing from. @Brickuz #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Advice on how to talk to new testers: SFDIPOT scares them. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Ritchie J Latimore ‏@rijalati
Learning how a lot of metrics we track in software testing don’t make any sense w/ @justjoehere #CAST2015

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
When you ask a question, don’t include the answer. – @jeffreywoodard

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Common themes: Counts (nominal/ordinal), Metric (ratio), Trends (divided by interval, usually time)  @justjoehere #CAST2015

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
@justjoehere uses “statistic madlibs” to explain nominal, ordinal, interval, & ratio. #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Not everybody “gets it” right away, or from lectures; need hands-on practice, and more than you think you need. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Training means homework, practice time.  How to do that at work?  @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
Most people learn better (or think they do) by hands on work @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
When talking about training, think about practice time #CAST2015 @TinyTesterTalks

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Convinced leadership to form a QA education team, led by 1. Started as 1 day program. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 @Brickuz: Writing down your test ideas allows review from the developers so they can prevent issues before they happen.

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
If you think “that’s wrong”,
Ask “tell me more”. – @jeffreywoodard

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Educating new testers isn’t just about product knowledge; people asked to test “above & beyond” need to learn how @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @jeffreywoodard Being verbally quiet, actively listen to what the other is saying, understand the feedback being given.

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Testing Above And Beyond: We pay you to think; come up with tests to attack software. Testing linked 2how much u knew bat product. #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Ratio data, same as interval, but with clear 0 point. Distance is an example. (0 deg doesn’t mean absence of heat)  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Interval data: distance measure, same between all intervals. Time, Days, Defect Age. Temperature @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Ordinal data is more ranked data, e.g. priority and severity  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
“Before you tell someone what you think, be sure to actually think” – @jeffreywoodard #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
You need to become a product expert. Others will rely on your knowledge. Expected to follow certain processes. @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Nominal data can’t be ranked or ordered. Example is name  @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Parametric measurement assumes an underlying normal distribution, requires sufficient sample size, standard deviation @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
2/2 They do not measure a control, they are not tied to organizational objectives @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Problems with metrics: They fail to communicate, they are often inaccurate, 1/2 @justjoehere #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Up next, “Bad Metric, Bad” by @justjoehere #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @jeffreywoodard  Using feedback to reduce “truthiness” or what you think is true or stated as true.

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Tweeting “Growing Testers from the Ground UP” by @TinyTesterTalks #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“Using Feedback to Reduce Truthiness” by @jeffreywoodard starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Connor Roberts ‏@ConnorRoberts
#CAST2015 @mariakedemo Increase #testability by using Shake And Bake, collaborative testing idea by @jamesmarcusbach https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B26Hj6_2TMNTQVVaNElCLWgyeGM/view …

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
I feel that many people run blindly after the Automation Lord of the Rings, without realizing the side effects of its pursuit. #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
By this I mean, that some problems aren’t efficiently solved for testing with code in the time, and energy available. #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
As a tester who loves to program, not afraid of coding, I see many problems I face as a tester aren’t always aided by code #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Relationships with others could be a big context driver in trying to solve low testability @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Production support team members may also support desire for logs or other solutions for better testability #CAST2015

Chris Glaettli ‏@ChrisGlaettli
We increased #testability discussing the requirements with the customer and the specificators clarifying how to test #CAST2015 @mariakedemo

Helena Jeret-Mäe ‏@HelenaJ_M
Could testability look different from dev’s perspective? I wonder what they could contribute to the model @AST_News #CAST2015 @mariakedemo

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette     Grand Rapids, MI
3?s  what can I do? What can I ask others 2 do? What is beyond my ability 2 affect? @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Dhanasekar S ‏@sdhanasekAR     Grand Rapids, MI
What can I do to increase test ability ? Be a lazy tester  😉 #testability #CAST2015 @mariakedemo

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Ask yourself: What can I do to improve testability? @mariakedemo wants to hear from you! #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
I like that @benjaminkelly and @mariakedemo disagree on aspects of their model, good for cultivating diversity of thought? #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Often resources focus on intrinsic testability but achieving holistic view of testability? Try in workshops, debates @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Is the testability model too abstract or difficult to understand? Asking questions helps @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
How deep does awareness of testability go? Investing time in understanding different dimensions @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Reflecting on testability: what experiences do I have? what things to improve? @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Other team members may be able to offer tools or support for testing activities. Need to have conversations @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Others can ask questions about testing. Watching testers, noticed unnecessary steps to achieve desired state.  @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @mariakedemo  3rd question to increase #testability Asking others throughout the company beyond the immediate team.

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
A high degree of testability helps everyone on the cross-functional team, not just testers.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @mariakedemo 2nd question to icrease #testability asking testers what can others do to help increase #testability?

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @mariakedemo To increase #testability, have your testers take responsibility for What can I do?  Ask your testers

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Tester team workshop on testability to establish common understanding through a simulation. What can I do to improve? @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Can increasing awareness of testability help testers to find structure in their chaotic day-to-day life? @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @mariakedemo #testability means how easily a product can be tested.

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Increasing testability in one area might decrease it in another.  More frequent builds == unstable builds @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Subjective testability: tester perception of testability (knowledge, skills) @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
What affects how easily a product can be tested? What is the magnitude of this impact? @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Heuristics of testability from @jamesmarcusbach : how easily can a product be tested? [PDF] http://www.satisfice.com/tools/testable.pdf … @mariakedemo #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Low testability can be very costly and mentally exhausting. @mariakedemo #cast2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Low testability: test env downtime for maintaining data, etc that took progressively longer to manage @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Low testability: Low product stability (new bugs when others fixed) so testing work was not as productive/helpful @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
What are symptoms of low testability? Emotions: frustration when waiting for something to be available for testing @mariakedemo #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Env issues, interruptions during testing activities, etc can decrease test-ability
@mariakedemo #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
“You know that feeling when someone feels they need your testing environment more than you do?” – @mariakedemo #CAST2015 – Uh YES YES YES!

AST ‏@AST_News
“Visualizing Testability” by  @mariakedemo starts in 5 min. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 @chzy: Record & playback is a fast path to failure. A 15-year-old shouldn’t have training wheels on their bicycle. #automation

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Learning new skills outside one’s specialty doesn’t require giving up one’s specialty.
#CAST2015

Dheeraj Karanam ‏@Dheeraj_Karanam
It’s less important for me to prove what is/not tested, but the proof to me is the good working product! @Squidish_QA @AST_News #CAST2015

Jace Browning ‏@jacebrowning
It seems the debate is around how testers spend their time, not about having experience coding. #CAST2015

Anna Royzman ‏@QA_nna
God kills the kitten every time someone uses ‘QA-ing’ instead of ‘testing’ @Squidish_QA #CAST2015

Michael Corum ‏@TNRidgeback
“Every risk has collateral.” Excellent point made by @FionaCCharles during her workshop, “What’s My Context” at #CAST2015

Ben Kressel ‏@krevWon
Software development = “Working together to make good stuff!” #CAST2015

Dheeraj Karanam ‏@Dheeraj_Karanam
What is the value that you bring to table? Is it for the project or for what the person thinks? Question it! @Squidish_QA #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @Squidish_QA Change how people think #ExploratoryTesting is and what isn’t.  Talk about what you actual do as a #tester.

Dheeraj Karanam ‏@Dheeraj_Karanam
Testing should be a part of story points! Testing shouldn’t be kept aside! Agile methodology helps better!  #CAST2015

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Some testers
in some contexts
should learn to code
to some degree.
#CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @Squidish_QA What kind of brand do you want to be.  Know your own brand and change to your expectations vs actual.

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@hanikachauhan The question isn’t should testers code, the question is, does coding bring more value to testing in context #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
If test methods no longer work…come up with new ones. @henkeandersson #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Lots of things still can’t be automated – usability, accessibility @chzy #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Testers who write code can come up with ways of testing things we never could before @chzy #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Never box a tester’s mind @chzy @erikld #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
“Be an agent of change”  A common theme at CAST  @Squidish_QA #CAST2015

Chris Glaettli ‏@ChrisGlaettli
“Educate up, down and across and never assume you’re done” by @Squidish_QA at #CAST2015

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
Testers: be positive! Even when talking about issues. Especially then! @Squidish_QA #CAST2015

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Curtis Pettit ‏@amtaltest
“There are no healthy patients only untested ones” @AGareev #CAST2015 BlackBox Accessibility Testing

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
“I break stuff” (as a tester) is a negative message @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Tailor your message to audience:  Execs: be concise (I need a decision/I need you to know this). @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst
If you want really good testing you get a tester. Want really good coding, you get a coder. @henkeandersson #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Talking testers to non-testers: Be consistent in your message (from the QA team) @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
The “Should Testers Code?” argument is essentially an argument about specialists vs generalists. #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Invite feedback, propose options. Be okay with change. @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
.@chzy: Lots of activities in testing, know when to use each tool in toolbox. @henkeandersson: Coding takes time away from those. #CAST2015

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
Be proactive. 1. Speak in team mtgs 2. Help on Side Projects 3. Be sociable – @Squidish_QA #CAST2015 no. 1 is needed more on our team

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
4 E’s of a good QA Team: Embedded, Empowered, Engaged, Ever Evolving @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Testers need to know what dev practices are being done. This can influence what testing needs to be done. @henkeandersson @hendri #cast2015

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
You can’t entirely control how ppl see you and yr craft BUT you can exert a strong influence. @Squidish_QA #CAST2015

Martin Nilsson ‏@MartinNilsson8
The debate “Should Testers Code?” at #CAST2015 with @henkeandersson and Jeffrey Morgan is starting

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Own your own reputation. Control how ppl see you. @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
“I have something to bring to the table” – remember this about yourself @Squidish_QA #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Change how you see yourself @Squidish_QA  #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Getting ready for “What’s My Context” by @FionaCCharles #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“Testing Is Your Brand: Sell It!” by @Squidish_QA starts in 5 min. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
My husband sent me a cute zoo pic, I was jealous for half a second until I remember where I was.  #CAST2015 TOTALLY TAKES THE CAKE.

Connor Roberts ‏@ConnorRoberts
#Testers, you are not the gatekeeper. If you want a job in product management, then apply. Otherwise, test, inform, then move on. #CAST2015

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
Check cases instead of calling them test cases. I totally agree. @moshjeier #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
On Waste and Test Planning: No plan survives contact with reality. -@tvaniotis #CAST2015

Carl Shaulis ‏@carlshaulis
#cast2015 Josh Meisel “managers need to allow for risk to be taken”

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
People, working together, are the most important part of any project’s context
@tvaniotis #cast2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015  @1030omlette#CAST2015  @1030omlette When making changes, try to identify one thing to changeat a time that isn’t working.

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
The best way to influence a situation is to show results – @moshjeier #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015  @1030omlette Don’t wait for an invitation to change, it’s not going to happen.  Bethe persion to make the change.  #testing

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Elevating #testing through collaboration, improved visibility into testing @1030omlette #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Devs do a lot of testing; help me to understand how you’re building the product @1030omlette #CAST2015

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
The 3 Amigos – Tester, Developer, Product Owner. Provide safe forum for questions about testing to be asked. #CAST2015 @1030omlette

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
A minimal viable product will have different level of quality compared to a mature product. @tvaniotis #cast2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Pair testing can make use of others’ specializations & perform training while doing testing you were going to do anyway. @CSBrands #CAST2015

Andrew ‏@BritishAgileGuy
“Working with legacy code” by @mfeathers is a great book for helping your teams work with untested, old code bases. Cc #CAST2015 @moshjeier

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Investing in own education. Showing value from those opportunities to improve chances of employer sponsorship next @1030omlette #CAST2015

Fiona Charles ‏@FionaCCharles
“Changing minds takes time” @csbrands Sounds obvious, no? You’d be surprised at how often we need to remind ourselves. #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
How to learn re changing testing? Twitter, watching videos, attending conferences, professional friendships @1030omlette #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Be your own guinea pig. If you need help/permission, offer a low-risk, one-time experiment. @CSBrands #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
Testers can help devs write testable code by providing test shims that make unit testing easier – @moshjeier #CAST2015

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
Build relationships. Show up just to observe. – get in early. Hold ppl accountable – ask questions. Balance is key.
#CAST2015 @moshjeier

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Testing as support for business goals, collaborating on planning across roles @1030omlette #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Why did I want to talk to a C-level about testing? Priming conversations about how testing can change @1030omlette #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
Bring up someone else’s old ideas, or private ideas, in meetings and give them credit to build allies and help people @CSBrands #CAST2015

Fiona Charles ‏@FionaCCharles
“Build relationships, gain allies” @csbrands #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
If you want to introduce test changes, your team is the place to start. (paraphrase) @CSBrands #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Explicitly stating what we weren’t going to test as part of test reporting @1030omlette #CAST2015

Hanika ‏@hanikachauhan
Small releases are reliable #CAST2015

Fiona Charles ‏@FionaCCharles
Pairing with someone new to the product helped @csbrands see bugs she had become desensitized to. #cast2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Used words: problems found vs no problems found, shorthand for areas of focus (common areas, corners, etc) @1030omlette #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Trying out low tech testing dashboard from @jamesmarcusbach to improve test reporting @1030omlette #CAST2015

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
@CSBrands used to be a good “instruction follower”.  Then she learned to use her brain, too. #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Test scripts are often out of date; learn more from talking to people. Scripts reveal few if any bugs. @CSBrands #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Don’t have to trumpet your changes. Can try things quietly to see results. @1030omlette #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
Culture change always starts at the lowest level, at the grass roots, never top down – @moshjeier #CAST2015

zithica007 ‏@zithica007
Whole team accountability is important when building culture @moshjeier #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
@1030omlette There was value in moving away from test cases. #cast2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @1030omlette 2/2   Less shifting in context beame more efficient

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015  @1030omlette Overlapping feature testing / #regressiontesting which reduced need for extra testing.1/2

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
@1030omlette Mentioning many different heuristics @karennjohnson’s RCRCRC was the first he could actually implement in his context #cast2015

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
“How does testing add value???” By reducing waste and validating learning. #CAST2015 @tvaniotis

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 When you see an editable object, CRUD heuristic: create, read, update, and delete. @CSBrands #testing

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Waste is an inherent by product of creation. You can’t make anything new without having some by products @tvaniotis #cast2015

BAD TESTING® ‏@BadTesting
Test non-happy-path scenarios and make sure your developers know you are testing those scenarios. @moshjeier #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
Heuristic: a rule used to make a decision that may not be correct, but is enough of the time to be helpful @CSBrands #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
#SoftwareDelivery247 feels kind of like twitter, but you get both a sense of safety and a broad variety of opinions. @CSBrands #CAST2015

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
Before using that brand new tool extensively, think: are you adding to processing costs? #waste #lean #CAST2015 @tvaniotis

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
Lean approach helps eliminate overproduction, which in turn reduces need for complex regression #test suites. #CAST2015 @tvaniotis

BAD TESTING® ‏@BadTesting
Quality is really hard to define. @moshjeier #CAST2015

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 Callout to @aclairefication for educating new testers by tweeting all the things. @CSBrands #testing

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
Risk aversion is one of the most important aspects of engineering culture, and hardest to change – @moshjeier #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Minimizing work in progress is the way to optimize the flow in a system. @tvaniotis #cast2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
When more people joined the team, needed a way to share testing information better… decided on test case mgmt tool @1030omlette #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
New person asked: How do we test our products? Began documenting the approach (test plan). @1030omlette #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
A mindful engineer created a test harness and simulators to help evaluate our APIs, smoke tests. Not really a suite. @1030omlette #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Lean value can be looked at being two parts – profit and utility to your customer @tvaniotis #cast2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @1030omlette first time speaker talking about his journey to #contextdriventesting at a startup.

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
First @spkeazee track at #CAST2015: @CSBrands talks about Making an Impact by Improving Yourself.

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@1030omlette Became interested in testing from Support Position. #CAST2015 many of us have done that job in the past, it’s an eye opener.

Justin Rohrman ‏@JustinRohrman
The @CSBrands talking about learning to lead #CAST2015

BAD TESTING® ‏@BadTesting
Building A Culture Of Quality, A Real World Example..  “Quality is everyone’s responsibility.”  @moshjeier #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“From Test Cases to Context-Driven” by Gary Miller starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
People at #CAST2015 – in a session where a book is mentioned? Add it to the GoodReads list please! http://www.goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/169343-cast-2015-speaker-recommendations …

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karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
#CAST2015 Think of your co-workers as long-time relationships, you have no idea where your careers will lead both of you for years to come.

karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
#CAST2015 keynote quote: Do not “network” only when you are unemployed.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson  Great job on the keynote.  As always I have a lot to think about after you speak.

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
At #CAST2014 rant on the celebrity tester. What does success mean to you? Being known in the testing community? @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Publishing and making a reputation for yourself online can build your name up to counteract some of the in-person impressions #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Interesting point, the opportunities to publish and build a name online are better now than they were before #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Know your stuff and demonstrate it. You can’t fake expertise. – @karennjohnson #CAST2015 / Hey #CAST2014 roomie!

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
career mentors should not be in your reporting chain. Managers help you navigate the process but may not be able to help you learn #CAST2015

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Don’t limit yourself to your job description.

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Seek out where and how you can add value. Then add value. #cast2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
A: “I don’t tend to think about job descriptions and can’t imagine not doing whatever I could to help somebody” @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Q: “It’s not in our job description to teach other people, should we do that?” #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@MiddleNameIsWhy @karennjohnson Sometimes stability is found in working multiple projects. #CAST2015 Big companies with diverse opportunity.

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Non-technical skills matter too, sometimes those software skills can advance you or hold you back @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst     Grand Rapids, MI
You are in some ways your own brand. What are people seeing? – @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Consider how you appear on all forms of social media. You are in some ways your own brand @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Be reliable, dependable, willing to take on more when the hard stuff hits the fan, be the one who can be counted on @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@karennjohnson : if you don’t like continuous learning then software #testing might not be the right field for you. #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson It’s kind of hard to give people advice. Sometimes they need to stumble and figure it out on their own.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson  Learn to question speakers.  Not all good, not all bad.  Don’t give me too much credibility just b/c I’m speaking

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
You spend the entire week doubting software, doubting people you know, but you don’t question me because I’m standing up front  #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“At one point in my career I consciously and knowingly looked for variety”  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“I can get better at testing even though the software I’m testing is very different”  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Technology changes all the time, if you dont know what your career end goal is, that’s fine, opportunities open up  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@karennjohnson : professional community helps you to grow. Do something to give back. #CAST2015 #testing

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst
What are the 5 things you’ve done for the community? If you can’t answer this, no one else can either. – @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
Five things you did to the community? Can you answer that question? @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“When I leave this field (and it will happen), it will important to me that I’ve contributed to this community”  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
It’s nice to have people in the community who encourage you, question you, and give you feedback. #CAST2015 @karennjohnson

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
.@jamesmarcusbach encouraged @karennjohnson to speak at conferences. She has experience reports which are valuable #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
@karennjohnson Balancing life and work is sometimes only achieved over a long time-frame. #cast2015

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
“@vsComputer: Don’t wait around for your boss to be your mentor – Karen Johnson #CAST2015” the best bosses won’t let you

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Do you know what your next career move is and would you be able to strike and go do it? @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson Do you have the ability to give yourself a gold star?  Stop for a minute and say to yourself “goodjob”

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
In a changed world (especially in the past few decades), focus on achievements not job title. @karennjohnson #cast2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
It is entirely possible no one will ever tell you: you did a good job. So learn to tell yourself. @karennjohnson #cast2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@karennjohnson : if you don’t like continuous learning then software #testing might not be the right field for you. #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
absolute terminology reflects narrow minded thinking or naivete. @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Allen Johnson ‏@allenjfly
Remember Halo effect. Just because someone is a confident, polished speaker doesn’t mean they are right.  Reverse is also true. #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson It’s kind of hard to give people advice. Sometimes they need to stumble and figure it out on their own.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson  Learn to question speakers.  Not all good, not all bad.  Don’t give me too much credibility just b/c I’m speaking

BAD TESTING® ‏@BadTesting
You should never forget to question everyone. @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
You spend the entire week doubting software, doubting people you know, but you don’t question me because I’m standing up front  #CAST2015

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
@karennjohnson: some of us might want to give up stability for variety. Running the risk might pay off. #CAST2015 #softwaretesting

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @karennjohnson  Changing the type of software is beneficial in that can use what you’ve learned can apply in a new situation.

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“At one point in my career I consciously and knowingly looked for variety”  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Don’t feel badly if you can’t figure out your career end goal..  or even your next job. – @karennjohnson #cast2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“I can get better at testing even though the software I’m testing is very different”  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
5 years from now you may specialize in something that doesn’t exist today so how could you possibly forecast it?  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Technology changes all the time, if you dont know what your career end goal is, that’s fine, opportunities open up  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
@karennjohnson “I want to give back to the community. I want to help others.  I haven’t figured out how yet. “#cast2015

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Yes @karennjohnson, it IS nice to have people that are willing to give me feedback and criticize me. Otherwise I wouldn’t grow.  #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@karennjohnson : professional community helps you to grow. Do something to give back. #CAST2015 #testing

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
What have you accomplished in your life? Is it more than just shipping a release? Have you contributed?  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
Five things you did to the community? Can you answer that question? @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“When I leave this field (and it will happen), it will important to me that I’ve contributed to this community”  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
It’s nice to have people in the community who encourage you, question you, and give you feedback. #CAST2015 @karennjohnson

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@karennjohnson : you’re a geek? Cool. Don’t care about business? But the company has to make money or you lose your job. #CAST2015 #testing

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
Work/life balance will only be achieved in the long term. Work or life might predominate in the short term – @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
know what you are good at, know your shortcomings, know youself under different conditions  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
know how your home/personal life impacts your career choices  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Where is the gap between what you do now and what you want to do?  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Look back on your experiences — portfolios show your background better than a linear resume. @karennjohnson #cast2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
If you were to do a retrospective of yourself, what would it be? @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Would be great if testers had a portfolio. Resume does’t mean nearly as much  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Age barriers always seem present. Can be challenging and unfortunate  @karennjohnson #CAST2015

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
Retro of 30 years of @karennjohnson’s personal and professional life :) #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
This year’s #CAST2015 book recommendations list is up on GoodReads – http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/169343-cast-2015-speaker-recommendations … – post books mentioned in talks!

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
For those who don’t know, @karennjohnson wrote a very poignant chapter in the book “Beautiful Testing” #CAST2015

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
You never know where the next idea might come from. @PeteWalen #CAST2015

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
Rule of three: find at least three ways where this will NOT work. Use this rule at #CAST2015 @PeteWalen

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
@PeteWalen encouraging ppl to think abt and question what they hear at #CAST2015. Speakers are testers, not gurus. Refreshing.

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
Listen and think. Ask. Ask them. Make a note. Don’t accept blindly. #CAST2015 @PeteWalen

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Excellent #CAST2015 intro by @PeteWalen – question and don’t accept things at face value. Challenge the speakers!

sheree ‏@shereepennah
#CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015 #CAST2015

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
@PeteWalen kicks off #CAST2015! Test on!

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
About to start @karennjohnson’s keynote at #CAST2015 “Moving Testing Forward”

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator
Thankful for those live tweeting #CAST2015… it really helps when you can’t make it to the conference.  Looking forward to tweets to come.

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator
Can’t make it to #CAST2015, but I do have the conference webCAST ready to go for my #testing team. Counting down! http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/cast-2015/webcast/cast-live/ …

Kirsten Haried ‏@KirstenHaried
@RobertASabourin on speaking: tell an “I” story, not a “we” story, not a “you should do” story. I see freedom in that #CAST2015

 August 3, 2015 – Tutorial Sessions

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
If asked to volunteer for some game. Always say yes at #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@RobertASabourin : #CDT takes into account business – technical – organizational – cultural factors. #CAST2015 #TalkAboutTalks

Amy E. Brown ‏@MiddleNameIsWhy
Something to remember from @FionaCCharles #CAST2015 workshop: for the most part people are doing the best they can. #empathy

Steve Schenk ‏@papernapkinhead
Paradigms can be toppled…shift from answering questions to questioning answers. #FollowYourNoseTesting #CAST2015 @c_wiedemann

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
“Dare to think differently. Dare to fail.” – @c_wiedemann #CAST2015 #followyournosetesting

Curtis Pettit ‏@amtaltest
Innovation is a lot about asking “why” or “why not” #followyournosetesting #CAST2015 @c_wiedemann

Curtis Pettit ‏@amtaltest
Critical thinking means questioning answers not answering questions. @c_wiedemann #followyournosetesting #CAST2015

Justin Rohrman ‏@JustinRohrman
rise of term ‘heuristic’ in software testing came from study of problem solving work by George Pólya #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Free-form brainstorming doesn’t work — first ideas and strongest personalities dominate.  #followyournosetesting #cast2015 @c_wiedemann

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f     Grand Rapids, MI
“Development of software is a process of discovery” – @FionaCCharles and many don’t realise that. #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
There is no single formula for good testing. There are good practices, not “best practices”  #followyournosetesting #cast2015 @c_wiedemann

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
“Paradigms can be toppled.” – @c_wiedemann #CAST2015 #followyournosetesting

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
How to ask good quesAlex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
How you phrase your question will impact he answer you get. Think to yourself when asking “what type of answer am I looking for?” #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
On Ambiguity: Come up with constructive models instead of destructive models. #CAST2015

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
@amtaltest – “innovation can block innovation” commenting in @c_wiedemann  #followyournosetesting tutorial at #CAST2015

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
Finding the right problem, asking the right questions and innovating the solution to that problem. Innovation must have a purpose #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Have multiple ways in assessing correctness. #CAST2015

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Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann     Grand Rapids, MI
Are there any disadvantages to innovation? #FollowYourNoseTesting #cast2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
The critical few and the trivial many. Joseph Juran’s application of the Pareto Principle in software testing. #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Dijkstra’s Principle + Parkinson’s Law = Session based testing. #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Parkinson’s Law: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Quality Principles by Marcus Vitrivius Pollio: Durability, Utility, Beauty #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Applying Dijkstra: When you have an infinite set of tests, Test Design should help you with focusing, and not decomposition. #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Testing is information, exploration — testers don’t assure quality. #followyournosetesting #cast2015 @c_wiedemann #ineedanewjobtitle

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
As a tester explore, learn and COMMUNICATE. Don’t keep the info you learn to yourself. It is a team effort #CAST2015 #followyournosetesting

Dijkstra’s Principle: Program Testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Ask not what your software can do for you , but ask what your users do with your software. #CAST2015 @RobertASabourin

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz
What is quality? Do you have a discussion in what quality is before you start a project? @c_wiedemann #CAST2015 #followyournosetesting

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
Testers, we don’t prove that software works. That’s just not what we do. #followyournosetesting #CAST2015 @c_wiedemann

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
We talk about new testing techniques that are over 20 years old! #followyournosetesting @c_wiedemann #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Software and tech are rapidly changing but testing methods haven’t changed much in 10-15 years #followyournosetesting #cast2015 @c_wiedemann

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 @sdhanasekAR: Our documentation is linear but we don’t think linearly; we associate and group ideas. #testing

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
Is testing evolving as fast as technology is evolving in this day and age? #followyournosetesting @c_wiedemann #CAST2015

Brett Hinton ‏@hintbw
Trying to follow #cast2015 while also attending #agile2015 – should be interesting and challenging

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