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question with pplI am currently writing a series for Testing Circus on questions I am often asked by newer testers who either want to know if they could be a tester or want to learn how to test. In the February 2013 edition, I address the question “Who Do I Ask Questions?” which is really all about the importance of building relationships.

Below are the first two paragraphs of the article.

Typically a new tester will develop a few close relationships with the testers who are acting as mentors during her initial training. Most likely questions will go back to them. The mentors may identify other employees to review problems and intended functionality. Together the mentor and new tester may discuss what they are witnessing in testing with that employee. Learning how to test can be a bit overwhelming with so much to learn about testing and the product that building relationships may not be at the top of your priority list. Initially that might be okay if you have mentors that are working closely with you.

As you build your confidence with testing techniques and the product, you do need to start building relationships to become independent from your mentors. I recommend you start building these connections as soon as you can. Below are general recommendations for why you need to build different relationships. The departmental structure and job titles may be different in your organization.

Go to Testing Circus to read the entire article.

Prior articles in this series include:
October and November 2012: Do you think I could be a tester?
December 2012: How can I learn to test?
January 2013: How do I know when to stop testing?

6 thoughts on “Who Do I Ask Questions? Importance of Developing Relationships

  1. Teresa says:

    I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Teresa for letting me know. I subscribed through your email service. Best wishes with self-hosting. Bernice

  2. Your articles are also Yummy like your delicious food recipe and I have gone through your article on Testing Circus. Your articles have paved way in the field of testing to many like me

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you Dwarika for your feedback on my articles. Please let me know if there are any topics you would like addressed in Testing Circus and I will see if I have the knowledge to write on it. Thanks again, Bernice

      1. Its my pleasure to hear from you and I would let you know if there would be any kind of problematic area that need to be address.

      2. Bernice says:

        Wonderful! Thanks!

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