Sunday, March 28, 2010

tester's mind

When God would be testing a tester, i think He will overlook issues ..... cause it's His own creation.

A tester should never be harsh to any developer in any circumstances. If you don't agree with me, try enrolling yourself in developer shoes and put your creation under test by some good testers. You will realize eventually what a developer goes through in any SDLC.

I think to build your mind as a tester mind, is a very cloudy process. As one tells you to dun say a word or write without any proof, another tells open your mind to invent test ideas. For me i think my mind is getting confused. As some time i am thinking like a proof harvester another time i am trying to apply new ideas to test. And thus my mind is constantly in parallel state. So, i guess building a tester mind is not that easy, at least for me as i have to think of family matter also. hmm so what kind of thinking process i have to apply in family matters?... no one knows i think... :).. and my mind is in continuous framework changing environment... need to read some psychological book!! Reading ebooks and finishing it is another obstacle for me as i get destructed more often and pursue something else reading or doing. Another thing is that when i try to switch my mind to do some developing projects... well my mind is in catastrophic state... :| .

A tester should be always focused on what he/she is doing or would plan to do. Keep note, keep schedule plan, make note on mobile notification, mail notification do whatever you can do reminder your self about your plan. If needed change that plan accordingly. But do keep notifying yourself. It will keep you focused. For me i am easily got distracted from what i was doing or plan to do. Some say its good some say its bad. I think its bad when you have high priority tasks to do and you want to give your 100% to that tasks. Keep notify yourself by any medium you like.


Santhosh Tuppad said...

Good post - You talk about distraction which is natural for most of the human beings. But how do you control your mind from not getting distracted is a skill that you need to develop. Practice is the answer.

You are right about sometimes distraction is good and sometimes bad which is context dependent. But, bad distraction shouldn't be impact on you *smiles*.

Santhosh Shivanand Tuppad

scornik said...

Thanks and sorry for the late reply.

Seems like i got destructed from blogging.
Agree with your point that "practicing" properly is the only answer.