Podcast Episode 93 – Fighting Fires

Welcome to another episode of the Testing Peers. The Awesome foursome back together again with the topic of fighting fires and some of the additional effort that is needed when it is all hitting the fan.

Chris starts off the banter with asking us about memes we may use in the workplace, we have everything from Homer Simpson, Bryan Danielson, Barney Stinson and Mr Bean as shown below:

We then dive into the main topic and Chris kicks us off with an story of his time testing games with the bugs not being prioritised and issues being left unfixed. Russell talks about a time when the release date was before the time testing was due to finish. Simon then covers examples of defects found in production and the varying ways in which these can be approached. David mentions an example when a Senior leader highlighted a bug which immediately caused a panic even though it ends up being human error.

The Peers then go on to talk about how to work through the fires without causing panic and getting better collaboration at all times.

Russell refers to Heather Reid’s Testbash 2023 talk – https://www.ministryoftesting.com/testbash-talks/9a60cbd8

What fires have you had to put out recently? How did you do it? Get in touch and tell us your stories.


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