RE: Advice on software testing?

Subject: RE: Advice on software testing?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, 'Peter Neilson' <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:03:36 -0400

Not to put too fine a point on it, but give out only
the PDF version of such a report, and sign the PDF digitally.
That way, if anybody tries to trim out any sections
that are not flattering, the signature and document
no longer match.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cardimon, Craig [mailto:ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:19 AM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin; 'Peter Neilson'
> Cc: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> Subject: RE: Advice on software testing?
>
> That's pretty much what I would do.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin [mailto:Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:57 AM
> To: Cardimon, Craig; 'Peter Neilson'
> Cc: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> Subject: RE: Advice on software testing?
>
> In a place in which I was employed, somebody in management tried that.
>
> The tester stood his ground. He did not say "Ship it."
> He did not say "Don't ship it."
>
> He simply signed his test report. His test report included
> a number of "This test case was not tested during this test cycle"
> or "Test case incomplete" or "No confirming test performed
> on this test case."
>
> The tester is still with ... er... that company. The manager is not.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-
> > l.com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin.mclauchlan=safenet-
> > inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Cardimon, Craig
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:49 AM
> > To: 'Peter Neilson'
> > Cc: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> > Subject: RE: Advice on software testing?
> >
> > Sounds similar to tech writing, where you might not be done writing
> the
> > manual, but you ship it because you are told to. Such is real life.

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Advice on software testing?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Advice on software testing?: From: Bill Swallow
RE: Advice on software testing?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Advice on software testing?: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Advice on software testing?: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Advice on software testing?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Advice on software testing?: From: Cardimon, Craig

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