Another lesson in keeping in practice

I’ve mentioned practice in my previous post.  I had been meaning to post an addendum (current project makes use of that word a lot) but with our hectic schedule, I only got the chance to do that now. For the past few days, our team has been going on overtime and today was actually the first time I got home before 9PM!  Wait, I’m digressing.

Lesson 214 is:  If you really want to know what’s going on, test with your staff.

Advantages:  (1) It’ll keep the saw sharp.  (2) You’ll get to see what the testers in the team have to deal with — unnecessary steps in the procedures, difficult developers, problematic tools, etc.  And you’ll be in a better position to offer and discuss suggestions, and evaluate solutions.  (3) It’ll give you a better idea of  your product’s quality, the strengths and weaknesses of your teammates, and of the team dynamics.  (4) Your teammates would actually be able to talk to you about your product!

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