All I Ever Need to Know about Testing I Learned in Kindergarten

Lee Copeland recently delivered a dinner speech at the EuroSTAR testing conference where he compared the life of kindergartener to a tester. It’s a pretty good analogy. You can find the full speech out on Stickyminds.com. In a nutshell, Lee suggests that testers should live by these rules:



  • Share everything.

  • Play fair.

  • Don’t hit people.

  • Put things back where you found them.

  • Clean up your own mess.

  • Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

  • Say you’re sorry when you hurt someone.

  • Wash your hands before you eat.

  • Flush.

  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

  • Live a balanced life.

  • Learn some, think some, draw some, paint, sing, dance, play, and work every day.

  • Take a nap every afternoon.

  • When you go out in the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

  • Be aware of wonder.

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