There were many interesting presentations and discussions, but what is on my mind right now is James Bach's presentation on thread-based test management, http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/503 . I have been trying to adopt Session-Based Test Management (SBTM) for a while, but never managed to do any proper time-boxing since I would typically be interrupted in the middle of a session and have to abort or restart.
Quite often I will start a test activity, be interrupted and not finish the session, start a new test activity, not complete that session either for whatever reason and so on. Working this way makes me stressed since
- It feels like I never finish anything.
- I do not have an overview of what I am doing and what the status of the different tasks is.
So, I'm going to have a go at thread-based test management instead, and I start by making a mind map!