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Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing: A People-Oriented Approach by William E. Perry, Randall W. Rice

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Chapter Three. Challenge #10: Getting Trained In Testing

Overview

A commonly held belief about testing is that anyone who can operate a system can perform testing. The truth is that testing is a professional discipline, requiring unique skills that are anything but intuitive. Without training, testers are ill-equipped to meet the rigors of testing, especially in technically difficult situations. The people-related challenge of this chapter is to secure adequate support for training.

Although testing training is available through a variety of sources, a commitment and investment to obtain training are always required of testers and management. In some organizations, this need is recognized and met. In other organizations, self-motivation is ...

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