Last week I suggested the readers call into the stack overflow podcast and ask testing questions.
And Joel and Jeff answered them – or, at least, they answered Adam Goucher’s question.
Adam’s question was about hiring for testers. As an answer, Jeff and Joel mostly talked about test philosophy – what kind of person makes a good tester vs. what kind of person makes a good developer. (If you want to jump to the question, just move the time slider to 30:10.)
After answering the tester question, Jeff and Joe answer a question about when to standardize. They suggest waiting for healthy competition in the marketplace and a clear ‘winner’ from people actually doing it. The direct application to the ISQTB is an exercise for the reader.
For what it’s worth, I don’t have a problem with ISQTB or CMMI competing in the free marketplace of ideas; I object to the suggestion that the debate is /over/ and ISQTB and CMMI are “the way” to do testing or process improvement.
But seriously, check out the podcast. It’s good.