Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Skills of a Software Tester

As a manager of a black box test team (with minimal white box testing on occasion), this article was pretty interesting. I agree emphatically with the author's explanation that there are really two main factors to consider Effectiveness and Efficiency, though I think that's fairly simplistic and truly applies to pretty much any job in any industry as a high level comment.

Fortunately, Overbaugh elaborates on this high level claim, defining and expounding on these definitions as they relate to a career in Software Testing. If you're in the testing world, it's worth a read just to make sure you've got your thoughts together concisely. His keeps his suggestions general enough that they should be good advice to anybody in the software testing world...perhaps with slight tweaking at times.

I look forward now to reading his blog and see what else he has to say.

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