Tweet Bits from #CAST2016 – Testing Retreat, Tutorial Sessions & Day 1

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

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Below are some of the more notable Tweets that I read from the conference in it’s first couple of days while watching #CAST2016 on Twitter.

I hope you enjoy. If you like these, be sure to check out all the Tweets for yourself (especially to see the slides for the presentations).  Watch for CAST2016 – 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.

Day 1 Sessions

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
You want an example of pushing testing forward checkout the epic #30daysoftesting that the awesome @rosiesherry created. #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Ethics, integrity, courage, respect…all very interesting topics.  #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“ISTQB gave me a way to broaden my skills beyond that offered by my employer. Don’t denigrate those who see it as means to an end” #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Look beyond certifications, look for talent, not labels. Applause for @charrett #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
As testers we have to step into controversial areas, see further than just yourself as plenty of groups don’t get seen/voice. #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Whatever we’re working on, there’ll be ethical boundaries to consider. Consistently monitor your own bottom-line, be aware. #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Acknowledgement that certification is a recognised path for career advancement, so those who take it cannot be judged for trying. #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Re: certifications, passion is admirable, but it’s not demonstrated skill. Certs shouldn’t pretend otherwise. #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
People who take certifications want a better life, see it as the way forward. We must find ways to discuss without insulting. #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“It’s interesting to see the reactions when you say No” – a theme I’ve heard all day, integrity/respect are valuable weapons #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
We talk a lot about representing users, but at the end of the day, the person paying our bills has different motivations #CAST2016

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Complementary systems of action:
Management is about coping with complexity.
Leadership is about coping with change.
– JohnPKotter #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
27 pages of notes, 15 books to read, a couple of sessions to catch on webcast playback. Feels like today was tailored to me! 👍 #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
Story+Examples+Conversation = Requirement
– @janetgregoryca

AST ‏@AST_News
Coach encourages student to keep going, make small adjustments
@charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: “tweak” minor, subtle change, but toolkit is very rich!
Tweak: helping to tune the right frequency @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
OpenSeason Q: What does “valuable” mean as a tester?
Show contributions help the team, relate #testing to project @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Frank Charlton ‏@FrankCharlton
Don’t give up on bugs that significantly impact quality even if you end up being wrong. It’s ok to be wrong. @VivienIbiyemi  #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Keep moving: don’t give up! Can feel discouraged as a tester. Focus on becoming valuable, not being embarrassed @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Ways to develop user mindset? Reasoning about it, reading manuals for product @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Do you get input from specialized people for this particular product area? How to get user’s mindset? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Have you tried top-down view of mindset toolkit in a mindmap?
Not yet @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Mindset toolkit in training? for self?
I use this personally, developed over time from situations @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
One-tweet summary of @charrett session so far: intent – don’t ascribe intent to other people’s actions  #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Build your own mindset toolkit? Observe, Reflect, Act/Respond, Label/Name, Adapt @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
I’m here to help you shine, developer. Make it obvious! @VivienIbiyemi #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Sincerity is…saying what you mean, mean what you say @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
@vivienibiyemi has so many tools to offer! Read Carol Dweck’s book Mindset & focused on Growth mindset #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Accepting criticism is the path to mastery. We can be wrong. Can accept no for an answer. Be transparent & honest. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
anyone using big data, or data driven, should consider using AI @aandelkovic #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Dare to report issues found close to release.
Dare to find many issues.
@vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
bot challenges: who owns it, should be language agnostic, maintenance (bot training, infrastructure) @aandelkovic #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
Fleshing out your personas might cause an emotional attachment, beware over resonance it may lead to bias

Frank Charlton ‏@FrankCharlton
Bugs – if you build it, they will come. @VivienIbiyemi  #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
It is the nature of code to have bugs. Developers put their best into what they do. Misunderstanding happens @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Reading tip: The Thin Book of Trust http://www.thinbook.com/the-thin-book-of-trust/ … @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
game designers can use the bots to test out hypotheses, get faster feedback on the design @aandelkovic #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
The Thin Book Of Trust (Feltman/Hammond) discussed by @charrett at #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
bots can be used for crash testing: exercise a level to find where the crash happens; performance testing, regression @aandelkovic #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Mindset tweak: Trust the developer but don’t trust the *developed code* @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Trust is a two-way relationship. You can offer it, but it might not be accepted. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Negotiating more time with the project manager when the testing investigation is uncovering issues. Not about trust @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Do you make conscious decisions about whether you trust someone, or do you “just know”? Lots of debate in the room @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
more GPUs for bot training so dev can get feedback on commit (5-6 hrs -> 5-6 mins) @aandelkovic #CAST2016
AST ‏@AST_News
“Already tested” mindset tool? When we don’t expect changes in an area but find something strange. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Observing to gather evidence against a bug to convict it of a crime. Consider consequences of bug. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Internal roles within your company have different goals (e.g. deliver project, sell product, etc) @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Frank Charlton ‏@FrankCharlton
Test with the business mindset. Find bugs that matter to the *business* needs as well as the user’s needs. @VivienIbiyemi  #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Want everyone excited when we find a bug? Business mindset tool: Project management decision may not be to fix bug @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Communicator mindset tool: common goal across job roles? Better quality w/o conflict-In this boat together #OnABoat @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Be a friend with the devs.  Joke.  Have fun.  But don’t compromise your integrity or the product quality.  @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Communicator mindset: I’m here to help.  I’m here to make you shine.  Make it obvious!  Act it, show it. Scream it! @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
if ppl play the same level over and over, they “cheat”, get thru it faster – testing not representative of users exp @aandelkovic #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Can you half-trust someone? “I trust them with their code, but not with my lunch” @charrett #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Communicator mindset.  Devs: How can I make it?  Test: How can I find where it’s broken.  Common goal of quality. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“Lazy tester” mindset tool? Find an easy way to do a difficult job. Hard-working testers may not find these paths. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
random move, play it out, rewind and try another, repeat until you get the tree of possibilities @aandelkovic #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Advocating like a lawyer to convict a bug of certain crimes: bug advocacy. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Others cannot understand your bug reports? Dents the efficacy of your testing job. Turn on logging to capture info @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Frank Charlton ‏@FrankCharlton
Make sure to test in the “no user will use the product in this way” ways. Lots of people use things that way. @VivienIbiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Bug reporting mindset tool: When a bug report doesn’t have head+legs+body, missing what reader needs to understand @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Tweak mindset to think like a user: touch? what do they feel? how react to taste, smell, sound? People explore! @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
User mindset tool includes the 5 senses applied to the program under test. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Exploring trust with @charrett – do we trust each other enough to talk about it…? #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
AI bots could help level designers, testers, and game-domain research @aandelkovic #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
User mindset tool: Would a user actually use the product this way? @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
Build personas and use them in your test charters.
– @janetgregoryca

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“Most people dont listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply” (Covey) @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
My Mindset Toolkit helps me in growing my mindset as a tester and I hope they can help you to develop your own @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Mindset tweaks: observing, relfecting, acting/responding/adapting.  @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016  // sounds like having an agile mind.

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
The tester’s mindset must evolve. If your only tool is a hammer then every problem will look like a nail.  @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
In what situation did I do very good testing? Observe & analyze own thinking. Was my mind rigid or flexible? @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
The tester’s mindset: the way of thinking/reasoning used to investigate a product and relate to the team. @vivienibiyemi #CAST2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
Reporting a website bug:
brief summary
expected
actual
steps to reproduce
example
screenshot w/arrows
@Squidish_QA #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Build trust by listening, remembering, fostering relationships. Be interested and genuine. @pete_bartlett #CAST2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
Teaching non-testers: concepts > terminology. Good to know there’s a profession/discipline, but I won’t correct them. @Squidish_QA #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Not all attempts to change will be quick, or work. Pick battles, don’t burn bridges! @katrina_tester @AshColeman30 @pete_bartlett #CAST2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
Don’t assume people aren’t interested in what you do. @Squidish_QA #CAST2016 @AST_News

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
When doing self-review on where to develop next, consider “Soft skills for people in tech” @shirleytricker http://elementum.co.nz/soft-skills-for-tech-jobs/ … #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Involve all the stakeholders in decisions to change reqs, feedback from business/product owner + dev + test Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Ellery Furlong ‏@Sir_Furlong
@pete_bartlett: “Use your reputation and relationships to create the change you want at your organization” #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Take a personal inventory. Do you have what you need? Are there skills you are looking for? @pete_bartlett #selfreflection #cast2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test planning? Doing it earlier and better. Deeper testing earlier in the process. Finding systemic issues! – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
testers being involved earlier helped give test team credibility w/ rest of team – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Senior developers reaching out to tester to ask for suggestions about how to test their code. Collaboration! – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Find what you love, and then find ways to do more of it. @pete_bartlett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Discussing unit tests we need as a team helps to set small goals along the way, reduces time to completion – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When learning #agile , may be slow change. Takes time to adjust size of requirements (e.g. less than a year and a half) Julie Lebo #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Reoccurring theme: accepting challenges and growth. #allthewayup #cast2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
@FionaCCharles Hearing “Don’t worry, it should just work” only makes me more suspicious. It only means *they* aren’t worrying! #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
We can’t understand it; how likely our stakeholders understand it? Testers good at attention to detail, organizing – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Requirements acquisition phase? Tester has perspective including both technical and domain knowledge  – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“Test early, test often”? Requirements are the first place you can test! Bugs start to creep in. – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Want everyone to know we’re building the right thing. Start on the same page in order to end on the same page. – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Coaching/mentoring doesn’t just benefit the mentee, it also challenges your own understanding and assumptions. @pete_bartlett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Source of ambiguity? Vauge words? Missing context?- Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Anne-Marie Charrett ‏@charrett
Coaching is a great way to find other ideas and solutions @pete_bartlett #cast2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
representing requirements only in words leaves ambiguity; include graphics and models to remove ambiguity – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
Black Box, White Box, Gray Box, throw those words away focus on what you are testing.
@janetgregoryca
Blew my mind a little bit
#CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
More time, more expertise, and more information go into some ways of modeling requirements but reduce ambiguity – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Requirements challenges? How do you represent requirements? Text-based? UML? E-R diagram? Temporal sequence? – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Encourage your team in the way of quality = gained efficiency @pete_bartlett #cast2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
By allowing whole team to test, overcoming growing pains, features got to customers quicker. That’s what matters. @pete_bartlett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Requirements challenges? Acquiring them. How do you know what to build? How do you get that information? – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Pairing on “What is good enough? What do we mean by this?” from software architecture angle. Requirements engineering – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Shortcutting the dev-test loop: Add specific test ideas/criteria to tasks, so devs know expectation (eg validation) @pete_bartlett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Opportunities? Ask questions. Move testing forward in lifecycle. Position self to learn more about project context. – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
place yourself in a position to learn info about your project and context – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Changing from the bad days of throwing code over the wall. First step, review on the dev’s machine before commit @pete_bartlett #cast2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Tradeoffs due to limited time and resources for testing? Try to understand project context for scope and priorities – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
learn the system by getting involved in training end-users (also shadowing) as well as find bugs that way – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
After conferences, meetings with development discussing requirements to produce test plans. What risks not captured? – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
we focus on stories but can lose the broader narrative
– @janetgregoryca
#CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Starting out in an environment, asked about existing test artifacts. Usually heard no that doesn’t exist. – Julie Lebo #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
In engineering teams, length of service seems to be decreasing. Majority of people with < 3 years at company. @pete_bartlett  #CAST2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
To support test leaders, help people realize and exercise their talents. Highlight when talents are used well. @charrett #CAST2016 @AST_News

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
We built performance into our products rather than waiting to see where the problems were. @charrett #CAST2016 @AST_News

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Psychological threats to testers/leads in 3 words or less?
I. Don’t. Know. @charrett #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
@FionaCCharles who is leading the leaders? Building legitimacy in the agile process. Continuing the relevancy of test management #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Talking around part of the model: Testers as leaders. Who’s their leader in org w/out test manager? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Support is very important when learning to make decisions. Empower tester and stand by them in failure. #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Every day when the decision works out, tester builds confidence. Takes time. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Sometimes tester do not want to make the decisions. How do you handle that?
Everyone is capable @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Testers may end up as coaches only, not performing testing. Concerned about losing that skillset. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Experience with mentoring and coaching in test management? Coach non-testers @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Give people an opportunity to reach for the goal of growing and learning. Not everyone will take it up. That’s okay. @charrett #CAST2016

Open Season Q: Break out of the mold of do the job and go home? Encourage questioning and participation? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Our strength was in diversity on the test team. Needed a variety of skills. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: How do you start the conversation about what it means to be a tester within a company? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test leader provided a list of tasks she had and allowed testers to claim them to share responsibility across team @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Growing test leaders: Allowing people to solve problems rather than only presenting solutions to them. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
For me, a sense of collaboration in #testing by involving people from the start, thinking re: important aspects @charrett #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Being available, present, encouraging, creating opportunities for others to build confidence in their skills. #TestLeaders #cast2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Vision of testers becoming test leads on cross-functional teams – key skills to create test leaders? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Provide opportunities for experimentation, allow people to fail in a safe way. Serve the organization. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Manager struggling with giving employee autonomy. How to let go? (even with customer-facing issue) #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test Leadership is about being available to help people obtain their outcomes. Prioritize what’s important. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
There’s no guaranteed success in any of this, but find a moment where it clicks to move testing forward @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: Suggestion for helping #testers to recognize their opportunity to be leaders?
Confidence! @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
struggle shouldn’t be feared, struggle is where we learn – where testers of today can be test leads of tomorrow @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Really good quality practices within continuous delivery? Look at the system as a whole @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
What leaders really do is prepare organizations for change and help them cope as they struggle through it- John P Kotter @charrett #CAST2016

Fahed Sider ‏@FahedSider
Without Motivation it make it hard to finish a task
@charrett #cast2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
tester retros monthly – as a collective of testers, what can we do better @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
How do you make #testing information visible in an attractive way to people who don’t do testing? Small experiments. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test Leadership: Let go of some of the ideology that you have. That’s very important in delegating. @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
if you give people space to make their own decisions, they start making their own decisions (which u may not agree with) @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test Leadership: create space for people to learn and develop their testing skill, do job better @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows – not the flower. – A. Den Heijer @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Motivation helps to keep going. Given a specific task, help to discover risks, accomplish task with coaching. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Unconsciously developed a #testing team identifying risks and thinking about how to address those risks @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
if we’re not testing the software, how do we know where the risks are? some test leads lose sight; get your hands dirty @charrett #CAST2016

Frank Charlton ‏@FrankCharlton
Every tester should work toward the skillset of a lead, to be able to step into any situation and speak for test with confidence. #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Without self-awareness, it’s hard to improve as a tester. Want continuous improvement through feedback. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
What does it mean to test at this company? Team decided: autonomous, responsible, autodidactic, self-aware, courageous @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“Every tester is a test lead”? Poise and confidence to own situation @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
test leadership starts with vision @charrett #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
move away from test “management” and move towards test leadership; Managers promote stability, leaders press for change @charrett #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Moving from Test Management to Test Leadership @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test management gone? Some say so, e.g. @Rob_Lambert http://thesocialtester.co.uk/follow-the-work-bad-news-for-test-managers/ …
@charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
In agile, team is making decisions. Hierarchy is much flatter. Testers are making strategy decisions. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Tester may now report to a delivery manager on cross-functional agile team. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Waterfall days: Test Managing through metrics to convey testing information to business. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Waterfall days: Test manager strategizing at system level as well as logistics: planning and control. @charrett #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test Management Revisited: test management was in its prime when waterfall was widespread @charrett #CAST2016

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Next up at #CAST2016 and on the live stream is the awesome @charrett talking about ‘Test Management – Revisited’

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
Don’t be afraid of automation, pair with people.
– @FriendlyTester

BAD TESTING® ‏@BADtesting
.@FriendlyTester Looking for practical actionable content of 10 minutes or less for @WhiteboardTest heard at #CAST2016 by @AST_News #webCAST

Pete Walen ‏@PeteWalen
“Learn the basics of the programming language 1st, then learn the tool” @FriendlyTester ABSOLUTELY! Get the basics 1st! #CASTLive #CAST2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
Strategically pair people across teams to infiltrate teams who *think* they’re doing a good job. @katrina_tester #CAST2016 @AST_News

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
Tell your support team you value them. It can be a thankless job. Don’t wait for them to ask testers for help. @CSBrands #CAST2016 @AST_News

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
How you know it’s going well: teammates offer pick up testing tasks and want to sit closer to testers.

Pete Walen ‏@PeteWalen
“Figure out why you are pursuing training.” @DawnMHaynes Oh yeah. SO much this… #CASTLive #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
1 thing abt building bonds we didn’t talk about: team building activities, get a drink/meal together. Make everyone more human! #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Be present. Be a part. Be confident. @CSBrands #Cast2016 #testing #agile

Anne-Marie Charrett ‏@charrett
Let others (non-testers) influence your testing ideas, that’s the difference between advertising and collaboration #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Pairing seeds ideas and heightens the measure of quality when working w/ isolated teams w/i an organization. #Cast2016 @katrina_tester

Josh Gibbs ‏@quizzicaljosh
Focus on the users, not the software. Share that vision among everyone involved. @FrankCharlton #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When team is changing? Try to build bonds with everyone. May need to filter out unhelpful. @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@AST_News #CAST2016 Discuss with devs what excites them, listen, maybe try it and see if it helps build understanding

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@AST_News #CAST2016 One way to improve relationship with Devs, try going to Dev Meetups with them, volunteer with, do hackathons, etc.

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
if someone is nervous about shared tasks (BA doing a testing task), debrief to review what was done, get sign off @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
testers need to promote collaboration so they can teach and be taught @CSBrands @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
support understands first-hand how users use the software, help testers understand what’s important to the users @CSBrands #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“Don’t wait for other disciplines to ask for help. Ask them if you can help them.” @CSBrands 100X THIS #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Shocked, perhaps wrongly, to hear stories of orgs where getting dev, test, analysts to *talk* is seen as a huge accomplishment.  #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
support is a valuable relationship for testers; ask for help and opinions, give respect, appreciation, and help back @CSBrands #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Waiting for permission to start an initiative, it’ll probably never happen. Just do it, own it. @CSBrands #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Knowledge Sharing pulls Ops knowledge into Testing. @katrina_tester #CAST2016

ard_kramer ‏@ard_kramer
Create a reputation as an embedded tester and of course not everyone will like you #sandorboso #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
visualize the pipeline – clears communication to dev and ops as to status of a release @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
ops shares live tracking/logging/troubleshooting (ie Splunk) w/ testing team to help diagnose issues quickly @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
DevOps – think of Dev as “Development Team” rather than “Developer” to include Dev/BA/tester as well @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
relationship with operations – team is cohesive, ops is separate, isolated @katrina_tester #CAST2016

AST @AST_News
#CAST2016 got you excited? Read the whole series on Testing for Non-Testers Pathway in @katrina_tester ‘s blog http://tinyurl.com/testpath

AST ‏@AST_News
When tester began to sit with development, recognized social distance and gave quick feedback  @csbrands #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
separate systems = separate thinking
#CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Establishing a shared language for talking about testing helps, especially with development lead  @csbrands #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Changes in testing affect development, so invite them in for shared training  @csbrands #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Reserving judgment when talking about development. Don’t fall into the blaming trap.  @csbrands #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Pushing information about from our testing discipline as a pathway @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
on the dev/test relationship: “it’s not about bringing them donuts. What’s with the obsession w bringing people donuts?” @CSBrands #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Closing the loop between business analyst and tester turns waterfall line of people into huddle of agile @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
hold an in-house testing conference, invite non-testers for learning, gain empathy and confidence to contribute @katrina_tester #CAST2016

ard_kramer ‏@ard_kramer
Start with trusting your developers #embeddedtester #sandorboros #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
huddles (like 3 amigos) – tester helps influence the story, opportunities for exchange @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
When skills overlap within an agile environment, those bonds are even stronger #CAST2016 @katrina_tester @CSBrands

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
high-performing team goes from linear relationships to a “huddle” – bond w/ multiple disciplines

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Functioning waterfall team: cohesive flow from one to one.   Functioning agile team: cohesive huddle. @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Breadth of skill gives us opportunities to overlap/connect with our colleagues @katrina_tester @CSBrands #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
as a T-shaped tester, depth of skill is in testing, breadth is in development and analysis to support my team @katrina_tester #CAST2016

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
Fluid intelligence, a human’s ability to apply knowledge from one field to a different situation, can’t be replaced by software. #CAST2016

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@AST_News Does it seem ironic, that in 2016  The need for feedback between Humans and Automation needs to be understood? #CAST2016

Bret Pettichord ‏@bpettichord
Glad CDT is now highlighting risks of all forms of automation, not just test automation #CAST2016 #Consistency

Arushi Pant ‏@arushipant
Thank God i found this in twitter today
Software testing conference #CAST2016  getting broadcasted live

AST ‏@AST_News
Keep in your working memory what you are trying to accomplish at any given moment – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016 #cognitiveoverload

mheusser ‏@mheusser
When our brain is overtaxed we find distractions more distracting – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Although we thought people could handle up to 7 pieces of information, cognitive overload occurs closer to 4 – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Companies open to questioning efficiency as overarching goal? Not comfortable with variability of people – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

QuackQuack ‏@AshColeman30
Programming computers to bring people back into the process. Is this the future of automation? #Cast2016 #automation #NicholasCarr

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
I hope people see that (despite the case studies of pitfalls) this was very much a pro-automation talk. It’s humans we need to fix #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Companies: Be more transparent about how algorithms work and how they are influencing us. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Move away from the belief that we can replace human beings with software.
Seek human-centered partnerships with software.
#CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Social media, videogaming, slot machines leveraging psychology of engagement & automation for compulsion/obsession/checking #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: How do ethics change based on the usage of automation and engagement? e.g. spend money not find cancer
#CAST2016

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
Use human experience (and the learning that comes from it) in automating; don’t bypass it. #CAST2016

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
The one factor that you can’t factor when it comes to automation is human stupidity. #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Open Season Q: What about partnership between automation following laws/rules but humans making mistakes?
#CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Beware undermining rich intuitive software testing and development skills – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Open Season Q1: Software making decisions for people making software?
How automated to make software development?  #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Keynote one-tweet summary: challenge information, and each other #cast2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Using talents to overcome challenges leads to satisfaction, better world – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
People partnered with machine have complementary benefits to accomplish work, satisfaction, fulfillment – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
allow friction for learning (challenges = motivation and learning) #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Don’t hide feedback. Feedback loop provides constant learning in difficult situations. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Allow professional to assess situation before providing algorithmic aid. Alerts and highlights direct attention – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Transfer control between computer & operator. Maintain human judgment and troubleshooting ability. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Make it as easy as possible? Get worse results. Automate after mastery, challenge – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
move from computer-centered automation to human-centered automation; software complements & challenges humans #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Think of the ethics of software as it influences human learning.  – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Optimal stimulus & performance? Moderate stimulus that people can handle produces engagement. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
During information overload, you get poor performance. Trying to do too many things at once. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Practical tips from human factors research/HCI? Yerkes-Dodson Law relating stimulus to performance – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
The more alerts you give someone via software, the more likely they are to ignore the alerts. #AlertFatigue #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Not theoretical problem. Some companies are having to back away from automation programs, e.g. Toyota craftspeople – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Chris Edwards ‏@AgileChrisYYC
If you turn off your common sense it will stagnate and begin to erode Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Fluid intelligence: Everything that comes from real-world experiences. Computers do not have this. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Generation effect: forcing people to do even a little work to produce an answer improves performance dramatically – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Automation may take away from motivation in human beings to develop rich talent – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Critical thinking, questioning and peer review – test your own actions, what are the potential failures? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Combine lack of expert attention/alert fatigue w/another’s inexperience &life-threatening consequences can occur – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Categorizing information? high quality, venerable (stood test of time) vs frequently visited – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Melissa Tondi ‏@melissatondi
In your effort to pursue automation competency, don’t lose situational awareness! Nicholas Carr has some very practical bites! #CAST2016

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Second problem is #Automation bias. Simply our human instinct to trust the information from the computer. #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

ard_kramer ‏@ard_kramer
Mostly we first start thinking “i am doing something wrong” instead of critizing the software #automationcomplacency #CAST2016

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Two big problems with #Automation. Automation complacency, we are very quick to trust computers. E.g. autocorrect #CAST2016  green builds…

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Introducing automation into a job does not merely substitute for human activity, but fundamentally changes the job.  #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
The substitution myth: automating one aspect of an activity to replace human skill without changing other things – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
rather than working with the software, we often cede control to the computer #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

mheusser ‏@mheusser
automation often fights against the ability of people to develop complex skills. Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Continuing to nuture human talent is essential. Develop rich talent and skills bringing together different modes. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
the intersection of the automation typology is the human realm; uniquely human, (probably) can’t be automated #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

mheusser ‏@mheusser
Mechanical Machinery reshaped the labor market during the industrial revolution; robots will do it again. Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Humans unemployed? It’s very difficult to predict what software will be able to do. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Some people jump to conclusions based on these trends that computers are taking over. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
example of artistry automation: Flux building designer, taking over for building architecture & city planning #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
Persuasion automation example: FitStar personal trainer app; amazing what people will do to get a badge #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
“We are eager to be manipulated by computers” Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
example of analysis automation: cancer diagnostic program using xrays/radiography #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Action. Analysis. Persuasion. Artistry.  Software is now able to account for more of these modes of work.  -Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
example of automating action – robotic lettuce picker; picking fragile crops used to be seen as never automatable #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Persuasion: working with others, interpersonal skills
Artistry: coming up w/brand new approach, creative skills
– Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Typology of both automation and human work: action, persuasion, analysis, artistry – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Up to the moment when the software achieved its goal, people didn’t believe software could do these activities. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Autonomous automobile shows how software is better able to make sense of and navigate the real world. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Software development, broadly defined, is really an ethical challenging, influencing the quality of people’s lives – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Software is eating the world? Software is entirely a human construct. People in software are eating the world. – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Almost everyone now uses software as an extremely important tool, e.g. aviation leading in automation – Nicholas Carr #CAST2016

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Hm, seems like we’re more and more putting a computerized interface between us and the world #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
today, pilots are in manual control of an airplane for only about 3 minutes; the rest is automation #NicholasCarr #CAST2016

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
.@JustinRohrman welcoming everyone to #CAST2016. This year, over 70% of the attendees are first timers.

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
First up at #CAST2016 is Nicholas Carr with a talk titled ‘#Automation, Software Design and the Human Factor’

Perze Ababa ‏@perze  20h20 hours ago
Day 2 of #CAST2016 is about to start. The hallway conversations complements the sessions well. So let’s get social!

Tutorials
Kevin Mancusi ‏@kjmancusi
“Automated testing” is NOT the same as “automation in testing” #cast2016

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Primary takeaway for #CAST2016 Day One
– Testing is not linear.
– Testing happens in (feedback) loops.
– Testing is fractal.

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady    Greater
sometimes it’s better to not give explanation “I’m not available” rather than “I can’t because” @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
when being bullied into a decision, invoke formal processes @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
coverage need to be related  as a composite measure that is agreed upon before we can accurately discuss or summarize it
#CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
One of the most important questions during testing is (to clients/stakeholders) “Are you OK with all of this?” #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
The act of note-taking introduces one of the most powerful weapons in a tester’s arsenal: the pause. Time to think/reflect/iterate #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
There’s a lot of love for mind-maps and post-its in the room ❤ Information-rich sources needn’t be test cases! #CAST2016

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Rushing into testing without defining why you are performing a test will most likely result to finding shallow bugs #CAST2016 #Testopsy

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
get it in writing – this is what I’ll do, these are the risks, do you agree @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
What else do you want to do in this circumstance? Come out looking great. Roses all the way.  @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Suggest alternatives to proposed solution.
Be transparent, honest, not hiding what’s hard to deal with. @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
show you’re willing to solve the problem (while saying no) @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
don’t take on responsibility that’s not yours @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“I can’t do this unless…” (no, and) is better phrasing than “yes, but…” for clarity on answer content @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Get some expert advice. “I need to do some investigation. Can I call you back?” @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Focus on “we” need to get some information before we take action, define the problem before we solve it @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
As much as possible, try to focus on facts. Remove blame or fear related to uncertainty/lack of info @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Choosing words carefully: we instead of I to emphasize common goal of solving the problem, addressing concern @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When you say no, this could put the other person in a position that’s untenable. How to work together instead? @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When requester emphatic, concern about losing face, authority, respect. A risk responder may not want to take. @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“Yes, I understand your request” is a way to start saying no to the Yes Monster – avoid forceful repetition @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When to say no? Moral objection – “We need to get creative about these numbers”  @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When to say no? Emotionally depleted – tired/sleep deprived might not deal with additional stresses well @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
When to say no? Too much work going – limiting work in progress @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
as 2yo, saying no is easy; years of home and school training that always saying “no” isn’t acceptable @FionaCCharles #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
excited for @FionaCCharles session on Learning to Say No #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
Increasing testability makes the depth of testing shallower to find the same caliber  of bugs @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
the only people that can build stuff right the first time are those that built it wrong many times before @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
analyze testability during sprint planning; more testable means bugs don’t hide as easily @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
testing in the Android ecosystem is like Bladerunner – a dystopian env with 1000s of variations @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
how engaged you are with the project can affect testability – if you’re on 3 projects, each one is less testable @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Another way to visualize specification information is a Wrap-O-Matic decision table, describing the rules @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Time spent on shallow bugs is time not spent focused on finding deeper, potentially more significant bugs.  @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
like the devs to do unit testing, so as a tester I get to do deeper testing @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Requirements are imperfect and incomplete. That’s why we call it development, not construction.  #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
I love mindmaps. Teach your testers mindmaps. Keep information in a more readable format. @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Rapid Software Testing is a flavour of CDT, it is not the ONLY flavour. #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
lessons in diversity: hire people different from you, and you will have super powers @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
subjective testability: improving yourself as a tester makes (some) things easier to test @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Soap opera testing: imagine your user doing things in an unexpected and dramatic fashion @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“Works as designed” means the same as “Doesn’t work as designed”… #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
If the user can’t do their job, then other things tend not to mattter too much. @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Usage scenario – Ask not what your software does for your user but what your user does with your software @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Discussing definitions of problems. The G.F. Smith definition is interesting & new to me. http://www.developsense.com/blog/2012/04/problems-with-problems/ … #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Failure modes – “What if…?” what can go wrong? what can break?
@RobertASabourin #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Indexcard color-encoding testideas categories:capabilities,failure modes,quality factors,usage scenarios,creative @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Please act a bit like a truffle-snorting pig when you’re doing this: stick your nose everywhere to get test ideas @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test idea: the amount of text in a test idea is tweetable. Short chunk. Just enough to prioritize, not execute @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Why do I usually use fewer than 160 chars of text? I once used CRT terminals and test ideas could fit on 2 lines @RobertASabourin #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Just In Time Testing with @RobertASabourin #CAST2016
I collect test ideas and if they are important enough they become test objectives

AST ‏@AST_News
We don’t need to dominate each other with our vocabulary. We can discuss what each of us mean @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Accidentally stumbling into unexpected features, trained myself to throw weird things in to see what you discover @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
A lot of the fun of my job is introducing people to their own skills. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
I don’t want to bully, forcing others to use my words. I suggest words for activities to be more precise. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Test framing = tracing testing activity back to value for the client. Every little thing you do makes sense @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Common pattern: people who love writing tools think we can save the world w/tools, less patience of testing skill @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
As a person who loves tools & steeped in testing, I know being obsessed w/tool can make it hard to see value @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Society is willing to accept insecure software and only blame me a little bit? @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Does deep testing ever happen in #ContinuousDelivery ? Problem in field, getting hacked may motivate it afterward @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Rollback capability gives us a way to remove failures escaping incremental testing. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016 #ContinuousDelivery

AST ‏@AST_News
Making only a tiny change at a time means release is mostly things that were already tested @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016 #ContinuousDelivery

AST ‏@AST_News
Continuous development and deployment is trying to maximize epistemic testability at all times @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Duncan Nisbet ‏@DuncNisbet
I’m getting conference envy as a result of reading tweets from #CAST2016.  Have a great time guys and I will get there one year…

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Recommendation of book “Seeing Like A State” from @michaelbolton with reference to review by @vgr: http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2010/07/26/a-big-little-idea-called-legibility/ … #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
Testers exist to light the way @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Some things are more testable when you’ve already tested them. Smaller knowledge gap
@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Epistemic testability: What we know vs what we need to know
@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

brendan connolly ‏@theBConnolly
Finding test Unity through intersection of experience and skills. Boom tutorial day @ #Cast2016

AST ‏@AST_News
In management, you have lots of power that if you use could destroy the relationship.
@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Management is really hard, takes special patience and skill.
@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
heuristics of software testability reference sheet http://goo.gl/vW7Q6T  #notetoself #CAST2016 @jamesmarcusbach

AST ‏@AST_News
Managing team? Some team members may expect everyone to do the same thing.
@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
For test team, separate people who are curious and self-critical? Get people aligned with what personality likes @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Lots of negative emotions interrupts your thinking. Intellectual achievement? Manage your emotions. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Situational leadership: lead people the way they need to be led, not one-size-fits-all
@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
Curiosity (unjustified learning) + self criticality (but not too critical to try things) make a great tester @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Want testers who are self-critical? Believe being successful is possible while developing skill. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Want testers who are curious? Unjustified learning is curiosity. Play/fun helps finding things. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Intellectual achievement: Don’t stop until after you’ve tried. Then you can say it’s too hard. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
about 1/5th of the time, something that looks impossible is doable. Just don’t stop until after you’ve tried @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
First part of today’s Testopsies tutorial with @michaelbolton, what does testing look like (to us)? #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Analyzing testability? Code should be a part of that. Even without coding knowledge can read comments in the code @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Why look at code? Implementations make a huge difference in what we need to test. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
even if you don’t code, you should be able to read code. Understand what you can @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
I used to believe that all testers should code. I was wrong about that – @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Incorrect assumption is not the same as unreasonable assumption. Can deal with incorrect assumptions. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Adult social skills and reliability are often in opposition to the skills of testing (paraphrased) @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“No wrong answers”? Logical contradictions, Interpretations, Espitemology … 10 year olds know their stuff! 😉 @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
kids are natural testers – it is by testing that we learn to become adults and be alive – interpretation @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Some non-testers may consider the world an easy place to navigate. Interpretation matters in evaluation. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Sometimes you are incidentally performing a test w/o realizing it, e.g. calculator bursts into flames @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Doing an activity for the purpose of eventually performing a test (e.g. reading specification) is testing @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Distinguish between “testing” and “performing a test” in conversation. Many activities go into testing. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“Ubiquitous skill” instead of “common sense” to be more precise that we all have it, not risky. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Simplify: Close off potential doorways of difficulty by confirming client is okay with this approach. @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
What makes things hard to test: subjective experience, tester ignorance, nut sure what they value @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
The more limited that you make it, the easier that it is to test. Make it smaller & simpler to make easy to test @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
you can’t test for “will” because that’s forever into the future @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Word choice may matter: “are” is happening now. “can”? one success means it’s possible @jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
What is “hard to test”? What makes it hard? Can you tell what the elements of testability are without being told?@jamesmarcusbach #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
#CAST2016 Testability tutorial with @jamesmarcusbach
Begin with intuition
What’s hard to test? 3 examples
What is easy to test? 3 examples

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
Heuristics of Testability http://goo.gl/rUWMT9  @jamesmarcusbach #notetoself #CAST2016

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
in @jamesmarcusbach testability tutorial, trying to think of things that are tough to test #CAST2016 – can’t think

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Black Box Puzzles mentioned at #CAST2016 Lean Coffee for aiding curiosity http://blackboxpuzzles.workroomprds.com  @workroomprds

Neil Studd ‏@StudleyUK
Kicking off my first Lean Coffee session on this side of the Atlantic! #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Yesterday’s #TestRetreatYVR was a great way to start out our #CAST2016 week!
https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/2016/08/07/testretreatyvr/ …

Testing Retreat

AST ‏@AST_News
Sysadmins more likely to use command line. Programmers may. Build credibility with them by learning command line. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Don’t become obsessed with the things you CAN’T control. Demonstrate influence, where you can! Acta non verba. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Pay attention to what [managers] reward, not what they SAY they reward. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Work out how to create a system which rewards progress/achievement, shift expectations, drives behavioural change. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
There’s more to developing people than simply giving them new skills. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
The “Six Boxes Model” being presented as a way of encouraging engagement http://sixboxes.com  #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Checklist that started off good got too big and no longer valuable. Prune it: emergent prioritized list of risks #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Consider continuous improvement book: Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed http://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/books/
#TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Over time losing lessons learned over time? How do we retain things we’ve experienced (successes, failures)? #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Process documents? If it’s important, do it more often. Maybe we don’t need this documentation if it sits unused. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Process improvement checklists attempting to predict future risks based on prior emergent risks? #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Eliminating your blind spots? Talking to Support for info about how people really use the software #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
One of the best things about #TestRetreatYVR, having deep discussion with peers about issues that are actually affecting you. #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Using testing mnemonics as a checklist of things to consider? similar to a shopping list #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
People are developing for the thing they’re doing right now but may have lost context. Consider time passing #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Using manual test scripts to teach someone the system before developing exploratory testing as a skill #babysteps

AST ‏@AST_News
Turning manual test scripts into a workbook that wasn’t used purely for testing, requested by other disciplines #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Implementing #ContextDrivenTesting at work: lots of sharing experiences
#TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Interesting talk about knowing the boundaries in your app’s architecture; are you testing the CMS or your code? #CAST2016 #TestRetreatYVR

AST ‏@AST_News
Sample context’s Progress reports from toolset not necessarily good metrics, just ones they were used to having #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Sample #context started with Session-Based Test Management (SBTM) but customized in the existing workitem toolset #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Sample context: Wanted #ExploratoryTesting replacing 2 wk process running manual scripts that yielded very little #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
#ContextDrivenTesting on the job: Skilled activity may look chaotic to observer, so can add layer of visibility #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
OH: Most software testers [at CAST?] have a fairly significant problem with authority #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Do you think about “being in trouble”? Trying to avoid trouble by meeting deadline, etc #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Can you share test ideas with developers before they start coding? Test ideas added to stories? #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Asking questions can eventually stop being a vulnerable point and starts being a strategic point #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
I don’t understand what the developers are saying.
Ask them to explain it to you.
#TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Pairing skill: senior pair explaining & junior pair asking for clarification
Hard to be vulnerable when learning?
#TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Being interested in doing what another teammate does may help w/integrating into the team. Not everyone likes it #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Getting read access to the code repository: can look at comments, commit frequency, etc #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Overcome language barrier: Learn how to read and to speak code. Don’t have to create code. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
My question for you is “How patient are you?” May take a year or more to build relationships #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
OH: Developer “surprised” that there’s documentation… teasing tester about reading it #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Developers may feel more comfortable communicating with each other about concerns than people in other roles #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Session les by @CSBrands about “Testing in the Dev Room”, how to break down barriers #CAST2016 #TestRetreatYVR

AST ‏@AST_News
How do you get technical info? Developer notes included in your work tracking system? Conversations? #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Tester being in earshot of developers helps with understanding the flow of the work #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
One environment: team-level and leadership-level want to be agile, middle hierarchy want to stay waterfall #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
“Dev room”? Physical distance: development room with a hallway adjacent for tester offices #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
What are other people doing when a tester works with development? Looking for approaches @csbrands
#TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

AST ‏@AST_News
Making time for collaboration? Trying pairing a tester with a developer to do tasks. #TestRetreatYVR #CAST2016

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Great talk from @AshColeman30 – the future of testing isn’t purely in the hands of those with 15+ years exp. Remember the 15- too! #CAST2016

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
#TestRetreatYVR #unconference marketplace about to start #TestRetreat2016 #CAST2016

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