Archive for June, 2012

10 ways to annoy a Tester

Hadn’t posted anything for awhile, so thought this might be funny.  I’m sure i’m missing some really good ones though.
  1. “It works on my machine”
  2. If the Developers help test the Software, then what are the Testers going to do?
  3. “It’ll only take me a few minutes to write the code”
  4. “It’s a 1 line code change”
  5. “Don’t worry, i’ll explain how it works later, it’s pretty straight forward”
  6. During the last day of the Sprint  — “I have time to bring more work into the Sprint, but i’m not sure if there is enough time to test it”
  7. Add functionality that was not requested
  8. Make a change to a part of the system that was not planned, and then don’t communicate it to the Tester
  9. Talk to the Product Owner without a Tester present, and then misrepresent the business requirements
  10. “That’s an implementation detail”