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Explore various dimensions of smartness to leapfrog into the new age of software development, to accomplish more with less by exploiting intellect with technology.  Showcase intelligence in testing, mystery of exploration, craftsmanship of act, skilful tooling and the joy of perfection.

SmartQA Digest #47




Necessary but not Sufficient

I have been a great fan of Dr Goldratt having read all this books, my favourite being his first book “The Goal”. This book “Necessary but not Sufficient” is written as a “business novel” and shows the fictional application of the Theory of Constraints to Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and operations software and organizations using that software.

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In this edition of SmartBites, are four snippets of brilliant advice from Sudhir, Zulfikar, Girish & Jawahar – “Have extreme ownership mindset”, “Focus on the big picture”, “Build with quality, not test after” and “Understand operating conditions & implementation to test well”.


Zulfikar Deen in a discussion with Ashok outlines “The challenges of legacy code”. The full transcript of the video is available here.

About the eBook

QANSCIOUS”. A mindset that is the result of deep thinking to do less and accomplish more, to pre-empt than just detect. Beyond process and tools but exploiting technology smartly.

A beautiful compendium of TEN articles published by T Ashok. 

“Blend your left and right” – It is not just about using the logical left brain or the creative right , it is about a harmonious combination of logical/scientific left brained thinking with the creative right that makes testing super effective and super efficient.” 

… excerpt from “50 Tips to Smart QA” in the book