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We’re Forgetting About The User

Over the past decade or so of my testing career, I have seen a worrying pattern emerge. We’re forgetting about the user. All you have to do is glance at Twitter or the job boards to see that testing isn’t a user-focussed activity anymore. It’s generally process and technology-focused. As an example, let’s take a…

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Charging by the Day is Nonsense

Working in software development teams for the past ten years has taught me two things about measuring and charging for work using time: Too many people do it. It’s stupid. Honestly, this type of arrangement (often known as ‘Time and Materials’) is one of the most baffling things I’ve experienced. Why, when it’s notoriously difficult…