Where do testers spend their time?
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Have you ever wondered how much time is lost to non-productive work and how test teams struggle to deal with these lost hours? Particularly when their managers believe that they are continuously testing the software being developed for the benefit of the company they work for.
If you are like me, perhaps you want to know the impact of these testing interruptions - adhoc meetings, processing email, etc? Were some tests being deferred or ignored entirely because the Testers were addressing these "busy work" requests? How frequently was this occuring? Were Testers having to work overtime hours to make up the time or were more resources being brought in to help. As testing makes up at least 1/3 of the software delivery lifecycle it shouldn't take too long to realize that...
And so my quest for information on where Testers spend their time and where they feel their time would be better spent began. As I searched the internet seeking this knowledge, I soon came across bits of data but they were usually a re-cap of conversations the author had with small groups of testers or their narration of a specific discussion they may have had with another respected Test professional. It is not that I didn't believe what I was reading, I just wanted more - more data captured from a larger group of Test Professionals from around the world. And then I had that "AHA" moment. Why didn't I try working with a community where there were hundreds of active members working collectively to improve software quality.
So to get the information I was searching for, IBM partnered with Soft
If you are interested in knowing where Testers spend there time and where they feel their time would be better spent, download your copy of the survery results today. Compare the survey results to your organization!
"All of these points are consistent with my experience in both being a tester and leading global test teams across multiple companies. The battle cries are the same and don't seem to have changed in a couple of decades." - Mike Sowers, CIO and Senior Consultant at Soft
"By sharing these survey results, I sincerely believe that IBM has done a great service to the industry and the tester community. Thank you!" - Wayne Middleton, CEO at Soft
If you like to learn how IBM can help teams solve the testing challenges shared by Test Professionals in their survey responses, clic
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