Better Testing, Worse Quality?

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Summary:

If you are lucky, you've never been on the receiving end of a Vice President discovering that a large investment in testing hasn't paid off in improved quality. This article gives an example of how a beefed up test team caused a decline in developer-test practices--with disastrous results. The article describes in detail how the whole team can work better–technically and psychologically–and ultimately ship software with fewer defects.

If you are lucky, you've never been on the receiving end of a Vice President discovering that a large investment in testing hasn't paid off in improved quality. This article gives an example of how a beefed up test team caused a decline in developer-test practices--with disastrous results. The article describes in detail how the whole team can work better–technically and psychologically–and ultimately ship software with fewer defects.

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