Have you ever felt like your bosses, clients and colleagues make dumb decisions about software testing and quality?
Trying to explain to others how testing should be done can feel impossible. But don't worry. You're not alone.
With this book you learn exactly how to get your voice heard. You get tools to deal with mindset mistakes your organisation has about testing. And you will find out how to get your point across.
After reading this you can lead everybody in your organisation towards level-ups in testing practices and quality!
But beware! Don't make this terrible mistake!
You don't need to come on Monday. You're fired!
Those were the words that got branded in my brain at the end of my very first test manager assignment.
...It was a project developing a state of the art touch screen smartphone that would revolutionise the world.
"This is an opportunity of a lifetime" I thought when starting on the job. So, I spent the first six months perfecting our testing processes. We were doing everything as right as humanly possible. Our acceptance tests championed a pass rate of 98% and the feature owners cheered.
The lightning struck when our CTO got the prototype in his hands. The screen had haptic feedback so that tapping it would feel like pressing real buttons. The feature was specified just right. "The device shall produce a haptic feedback on a screen event in less than 50ms"
The tests were planned and executed right as well. Pass rates were booming and everything was seemingly right. The only problem was that swiping the screen caused more than one event on the screen. A LOT more! When swiping pics in the gallery, the phone instantly became a vibrator in the hands of our CTO. With a little dildo in his hand his expression was priceless. He forced a polite smile and said "carry on!"
Two weeks later I got the message. I got fired and the whole project got terminated.
I blamed everyone else for the downfall. I blamed the stupidity of my clients, bosses and colleagues until one night months after the incident I woke up in a realisation.
I had nobody else to blame but myself. After all, I had been the test manager. And looking myself at the mirror, I knew I had lacked the skill to see and lead our quality to a better outcome.
For too long I did things right instead of doing the right things!
In this book, I've compressed everything that I learned and field-tested since. 15 years of learning by doing, and over 2200 personal meetings on how to succeed in software development is now compressed into this diamond. Storytools of Testing: The Most Unlikely Toolkit of a Testing Professional
What readers say?
"Once again, Mr. Niittyviita delivers critical software engineering lessons in a delightful and easily digestible form. This book goes straight into the list of recommended books to read for my software engineering related courses." -Adj.Prof. Simo Hosio - PhD, University of Oulu
"A true leader is one who has mastered the effectiveness of taking action with the passion that magnetically engages people to enthusiastically grow his mission. Antti is this leader. To read this book is to choose to be infused by his Passion for Excellence!" -Carla M. Jones - Author, Keynote & Success Coach
What will you learn?
- Common sense rarely guides decisions about software testing. Learn exactly what you can do to hack the system!
- Software testing is improving things through others. Learn how to transform your influenve over clients, peers and bosses!
- Leadership requires no title! Get a toolkit to skyrocket your leadership inside your organisation! The rewards will be handsome!
- Never again face comments like "Thats not a bug, that's a feature". Learn how to pitch your results in a way that sticks!
- End the struggle of how to explain how testing should be done. Now you have the tools to do it!
What people say about the book?
"It's true that the first book is always the hardest to write. Regardless, this book might just be the best thing I've read in a long time." -Ian, Proofreader
"Even though I've heard about the author, I wasn't sure if this would help and OMG, this book absolutely blew my mind and made me see professional software testing in a new way!" -David, Testing professional
"This book really made me rethink the way I communicate and act as a software testing professional. Highly recommend" -Minna, Test Manager
"This book is probably the best thing that has happened to the testing domain in a long long time! Everyone should read it from an exec to a trainee!" -Riku, Test Lead
This bundle includes:
- The e-book in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats
- All files are completely DRM free
- BONUS: Two e-books with origin stories created during the writing of this book. Including 50 previously unpublished stories!
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Seriously! I promise it's going to be worth it!
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About the Author:
This book is distilled from experiences of a tester boy who set out on a perilous journey by taking a leap of faith. Founding a new business in 2006 might not have been the smartest move, but that is how it all started. Through the financial crisis and adversities that followed, Prove Expertise Ltd. grew to 45 testing professionals and has sent out 15M€ worth invoices for testing services. Over the course of these 14 years as a testing professional and a CEO, the author has met more than 2200 people in one-to-one discussions about improving testing practices. From these experiences, the book finally emerged.
Antti Niittyviita, CEO & Testguru
You'll find the Author on any social media by his name Antti Niittyviita and @niittyviita handle! Don't hesitate to contact!
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