The Tester Wind-up

We testers have a wind-up.


No, not  wind-up as in wind us up and watch us go like a little Chihuahua nipping at the heels of software


Wind up Chihuahua



I’m talkin’ rear back on the haunches, LOAD UP, and DELIVER:


The wind up



Except in my software testing mind I see it more like this:


HammerTime



My wind-up consists of:



  • Gathering requirements
  • Writing test cases 
  • Getting to know the application
  • Setting up the test or automation framework

Once I wind up, the blow is…


crushing


devastating


ruinous


tragic


That poor, poor, POOR piece of software. Let the defects flow like the river Nile.


But really, is it any one persons fault?


 


Marketing defined it as (notice its a little dark and hard to see):


marketing requirements



Developers did their best with the shady requirements and time constraint:


developer result



And well, testers tend to deliver a smack-down and exposed the frightening truth:


testing result



Wind-up and deliver that blow Mike Erbes!

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