Last week I published a blog post on work place culture. I look at some excuses a tester might make when confronted with a bug that went unnoticed. I then explain how these excuses might indicate an issue with the work culture, where fear and blame are encouraged, instead of the tester.
This post was inspired by another blog post by the thinking tester who discussed common excuses that a tester might make. This included ones I addressed in my own blog post and some others.
Here is the list:
I don’t know how the feature works
There’s no way to test the feature
The developer coded it wrong
The other tester on my team missed the bug
There wasn’t enough time to test
If I log the bug I found in Production, I’ll be asked why I didn’t find it sooner
I don’t know how to code
What other excuses have you heard other testers make? How did you respond to these excuses? Are they an indication of the testers incompetence, negative workplace culture or something different?
Here are the 2 blog posts: