Testers Should Be the Bearers of…Good News

Interesting interview here from the good folks at SmartBear Software — Dawn Haynes, Principal Trainer and Consultant at PerfTestPlus, Inc., mentions that when she used to walk down the development hallways as a tester, devs would run inside their offices.

Why?

Testers are often the bearers of bad news and thus unintentionally paint themselves as negative ‘Debbie Downers’ in the process. Who’d want to stick around for a hallway chat…with that?! Dawn argues that testers have the obligation to themselves to be the bearers of “good” news once in a while even if their primary job is to find bugs and point out faults. Do you agree?

Check out the video below of her interview.

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