So, CITCON Auckland (http://www.citconf.com/) is over and what a blast it was!
What I really like about this conference is, that there is such a diversity of people coming to it. It is not the usual siloed Dev/Test/BA/… type conference but attendees come from all over. That means the know-how is totally diverse, as are the topics. And these were the topics (click on the pic to get the full res version):
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At KWST Brian Osman coined a term: “Possum testers”.
And that got us thinking… what other testing animals make up the testing profession zoo?
A couple of days ago I had one of my epiphanies. (I’m not a genius so something probably just dawned on me ;-))
The question in my mind was “Why do we keep on producing such cr*p software that people just don’t like to use?“. I need to caveat that a little as I solely focus on bespoke development for larger organisations here.
There’s lots of rational reasons why this happens. Examples are:
- Overly aggressive timelines
- No well-defined quality criteria
- Poorly understood requirements/no understanding of solution
- Bad SDLC
But there’s one that I actually never thought of listing….. FUN.