Sunday, August 11, 2013
Bonfire of the Qualities
As it is in life, so it is in testing.
A significant challenge, I've found, in test management, is to explain why we're going to go ahead despite some issue. However much I might sympathise with the desire not to, however strongly the argument against it is felt, however clear the issue is thought to be, however strongly the argument is being put, if not addressing it now is the right thing to do, I need to say so without giving the impression that I view quality as some kind of Guy Fawkes dummy, to be hawked around in public now and then but inevitably chucked on top of a nearby conflagration.
In life, they say, honesty is the best policy. And it's the one I employ in test management too.