Bullets below, this week brought to you from the side of a Stourbridge football pitch while observing a middle-daughter away game. #ParentLife
- I’ve never been much of a fan of non-functional as a term for describing, in all likelihood, some of the most critical requirements for a to-be-delivered system. I was pleased to see the DevOps community proposing the term operational requirements instead. I for one will be adopting it henceforth.
- I read this article from HBR and came to the conclusion that I basically have all these skills (in varying measures – there’s certainly room for improvement!) I’ve been working on developing a personal development plan for the next couple of years though, so the concepts will certainly act as grist for the mill. I suspect that most testers reading this will find themselves similarly equipped btw. But, if I were to recommend a single skill that most should work on as a priority, it would likely be in the area of communication and influence.
- I found this article from Sogeti Labs a useful summary of where blockchain is at currently, from an enterprise perspective.
- I very much enjoyed reading Schoot et al’s Considerations When Testing a Software Application in a Context Driven Way. I’m not exactly sure of the distinction between Context Driven and exploratory these days, and if I’m honest – probably not interested in finding out – but I did like the article overall. So much so, that I considered using it as the topic for an internal brown bag session.
- Unfortunately, time pressure is such that anything requiring additional preparation from me (as a session revolving around the article almost certainly would) tends to fall down the list a little as other priorities compete for my attention. So, instead, I decided to go with a video of Michael Bolton (and James Bach’s) wonderful presentation, The Logic of Verification, instead.