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The Test Manager’s Vade Mecum

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

lupe.jpgAs a tester or test manager, do you have an essential set of tools you take with you to new projects? Whenever I join a project I take with me the collection of low-tech tools I’ve designed and assembled to help me manage testing. It’s tremendously useful to have at hand templates, spreadsheets, and practices that have worked for me in the past, to remind me of what’s important and to get a head start on the work. Even when my client has standardized deliverables, I treat my own tools as checklists to supplement their templates, if necessary, with information I consider essential.

I call this collection my Test Manager’s Vade Mecum, from a Latin phrase whose literal meaning is “go with me.”
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