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Jul
25
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
Good answer. While the term "gamed" has negative connotations, it doesn't mean the individual is intentionally doing anything bad. If you reward a particular behavior, you are basically telling the individual "do more (or less) of that". So it shouldn't be a surprise that individuals will seek to maximize a metric upon which their bonus is based. Pay me more if there are no bugs in Production? Great - I'll make sure there are no bugs in Production - perhaps I don't help others, perhaps I try to delay releases, perhaps I become an obstacle any way I can.
Jul
25
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
Metrics are useful when the thing you are measuring is the thing you want to motivate and reward. For example, if your job is making widgets, and your metric is "number of widgets made", then this metric can be useful. Problems occur when the metric is a proxy for what you really want to reward, and may or may not have a direct relationship. For example, if you desire happy customers, "Bugs found in production" doesn't directly measure that. If you never ship the software, you have 0 bugs in production, but may not have a happy customer. Metrics may be useful, but far too often they are not.
Jul
24
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
Your answer is excellent.
Jul
24
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
As Kaner states "There are too many simplistic metrics that don't capture the essence of whatever it is that they are supposed to measure. There are too many uses of simplistic measures that don't even recognize what attributes are supposedly being measured." Yup.
Jul
24
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
another item: - Do you as a tester have the power to stop a release if you think it needs more testing?
Jul
24
answered Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
Jul
24
comment Tips for QA lead?
Thanks! I'm glad you find the list useful.
Jul
24
revised management of images in sikuli
changed formatting to make reading easier
Jul
23
comment How to have all keystrokes recorded during development phase in the tested application?
Glad to hear that works for you.
Jul
22
awarded  Custodian
Jul
22
answered Tips for QA lead?
Jul
21
comment How can I test a user story? Examples please?
What is a "QS tester"?
Jul
19
answered What is meant by the term “Pesticide Paradox” in testing point of view?
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit
Jul
16
answered How to have all keystrokes recorded during development phase in the tested application?
Jul
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Load testing web service with SoapUI to confirm android app's slowness
Jul
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit
Jul
14
comment What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?
Excellent answer. And as always "it depends on the company" whenever you are discussing job titles and roles. "software test engineer", "test automation engineer", and "software developer in test" mean what each individual company says they mean, nothing more.
Jul
12
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
12
awarded  Nice Answer