April 1, 2013

How handovers between development and testers should NOT work (but often do)

Just like in Software Tester Tennis (where we showed how, sadly, testing something devolves into a game of tennis with testers attempting to hit the bug hard enough to make it disappear), handovers should not work as shown below.

Sadly, this is still the case in far too many workplaces. All too often in too many workplaces, developers (and testers too, but at later stages) simply ‘dump’ as many bugs as possible on the ‘other’ team, somehow forgetting that especially in contemporary methods of working, there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’, and the only thing that matters is a good code coverage.

So the moral of the story is, don’t do handover like below; it’s not nice and it helps no one!

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