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Blog Spy Vol 38: A Weekly Round-up From The Software Testing Blogosphere-->
A round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry in the past week. If you would like to have your blog featured in our regular round-up, please email details and a link to the post to email@example.com or tweet us @esconfs.
Why Do We Estimate, Anyway? – Johanna Rothman
“I’ve been thinking about estimation these days. After the healthcare.gov site fiasco, and all the schedule games-many of which are estimation problems, I thought about why we estimate. The larger the effort, the more we need to estimate. And, the more your estimate will be wrong. The more we estimate, the more we have schedule games. The smaller your effort, the easier it is to estimate. Read more here.
Reading specifications with thought – Maaret Pyhäjärvi
“There’s a rock I’ve hit hard too many times recently and the pain I feel is clearly telling me there’s a need of changing. As part of me processing this, I thought I’d blog. After all, it’s been too long.
Starting with an example, simplest out of the selection. We’ve been adding a feature to our product, which is about printouts. I’ve seen the spec, read it as thoughtfully as I did in that time, and waited a little to get the feature implemented to do some testing.” Read more here.
Project Managers asking the right questions to the testers – Martin Jansson
“Project managers have a great impact in our daily work and can often affect how we work, thus what is meaningful or not.
Background: Several years ago I was involved in an organization which was split on several sites in different countries. Project members were not co-located, instead they were split up on different sites. Communication were often a bit strained and confusion because of cultural differences were not uncommon.