Articles by Anne-Marie Charrett 

Test Management Revisited 

An article I wrote for INFOQ following my talk at Agile Testing Days. It describes a case study on how one way cross functional teams might be built. It examines concepts such as coaching, exploratory testing, test leadership, microservices, testing in production.

Teaching Critical Thinking

How do you teach critical thinking, when to teach is to impart knowledge? Coaching in a socratic style is more useful and this article talks a little about some ideas to help testers to think critically to help uncover assumptions and biases in their testing.

Beware the Lotus Eaters
This article explores the dangers of stopping short in Exploratory Testing because we have reached “Done Enough” as opposed to “Good Enough”. Done enough normally happens when either you’ve found a few bugs and the team is happy with you. You know there is more testing that could be done, but you lose interest. Read more about how I got caught out by thinking how I had tested enough only to discover a world of possible ways to test, if I had only thought a little outside the square

From One Expert to Another: Meeta Prakash
In this article, I interviewed Meeta about what it takes to train and coach sofware testers. Meeta is an experienced trainer and coach in India, and I very much enjoyed sharing experiences with her.

I’m a tester get me out of here!
You’ve had the mother of all days, you’re testing has gone on longer than expected, you’ve been asked to stay late to release, everyone else has left home and you’ve got no support. Besides that your boss doesn’t seem to understand testing. It’s times like this when you feel like jumping ship. This article looks at some things you can do if you feel this way.

Monkey Business

Does your organisation suffer from a  “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” mentality? Here are some pointers to recognize the symptom and some tips on how to get out of this rut.

Conference Presentations

Most of my presentations can be found on slideshare.net.

Some presentations including keynotes I’ve given at software testing conferences in the US, Europe and in Australia.

Interview: by Testing Circus
I was interviewed for the Testing Circus magazine, so if you want to know some more about me, here’s a good place to go.