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It Takes a Troop of Monkeys…

I doubt they think it takes a whole troop!In the recent uTest blog post, Gerald Weinberg hit an old nerve of mine…

“To me, the biggest weakness [in the way companies test software] is not considering software testing anything but a (barely) necessary evil. Testing is seen as something that could be done by a troop of monkeys, so serious testers are treated like third-class individuals. The lack of means of acquiring testing skills arises from this attitude, as do most of the other poor practices in the testing business. You treat people as if they are stupid, then they will wind up acting stupid.”

This truth is something that I’ve dealt with my entire career… and has been on my mind lately.

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