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Test Planning the Marine Way: “Develop A Shared Situational Awareness” by Ed Cook

April 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Testing From The Field

“The process of planning itself should provide a common understanding of the nature of the problem and so support communication and cooperation. In other words, planning is a way of exploring the situation. Even if the understanding of that situation is incomplete or not entirely correct—and most attempts to attain situational awareness will be both—the […]

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Test Planning the Marine Way: “Direct and Coordinate Action” by Ed Cook

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Testing From The Field

In the Back to Basics post, we defined planning with 5 key functions, and we broadly defined how each function relates to Test Planning. Let’s dive deeper into the first point – Direct and coordinate action. For Test Planning, we can refine this point to mean that we will define the normal process of testing […]

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Test Planning the Marine Way: “Back to Basics” by Ed Cook

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Testing From The Field

“Planning involves projecting our thoughts forward in time and space to influence events before they occur rather than merely responding to events as they occur. This means contemplating and evaluating potential decisions and actions in advance.” —Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication (MCDP) 5, Planning With the trend to standardize testing practices, most organizations now require a […]

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A Side Note: “Faith in the Machinery” by Ed Cook

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments · A Side Note

After the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, Congress formed the Rogers Commission to investigate the causes of the accident, both technical and systemic, that led to the accident. One of the members of that commission was Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. In his report, he wrote: “It appears that there are enormous differences […]

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