“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus;
You’re as charming as an eel.
You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!”
The Grinch can be identified in the QA team as a frustrated and miserable software tester who is isolated from the other areas of the business. In our experience, this transformation from tester to Grinch occurs when there is a poorly executed software quality process. Frustration born out of a lack of recognition within the organisation as to the importance of software quality also plays a large part. Test automation tools serve to fuel this dissatisfaction, since the vendors who sold them, especially one who has dominated the market for years, have failed to deliver the required Return on Investment (ROI) that the business demands.
An extract from “A Tester’s Winter Tale, How the Grinch stole scripting.”
A little festive fun with a serious thread that will resonate with all those involved in project delivery and software testing.
Or click here to see what others have done to stop their testers turning into Grinches
With apologies to Dr.Seuss author of “How the Grinch stole Christmas”