Chapter Two. Does Testing Test You?

A line from a famous children’s novel states, “If you do not know where you’re going, all roads lead there!” This lesson in living is the basis of all improvement programs. If you spend your life doing routine testing tasks, and not planning how to improve your professional position, you will continue to drift for a lifetime.

This chapter provides self-assessment rating charts to help you evaluate your testing career. The assessment process is designed to serve three purposes. The first is to develop a baseline of where you are today. The second purpose is to point you to the chapters in the book that offer you the most benefit. The third purpose is to help you lay the groundwork for a plan of action for improvement, ...

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