Monday, February 23, 2009

Who's to blame?

Sooner or later, either you or your team will be faced with the question, ..."How come that the testers haven't found this bug?" One thing is for sure:

Testers don't create bugs, those are implemented by the developers!

So, the question should rather be:

"Why do we allow developers to implement bugs? And why do we allow them to do it over and over again?".

I cannot think of a single defect where our testers don't ask themselves the question "How could I have avoided this bug to go un-detected" and then update their testware accordingly. But the number of test cases grows with the features while the number of testers is often a constant. What's left are priorities and supernatural smell for defect-finding...sometimes it just doesn't come up to everyone's expectations.

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