Archive for tag: software

TiP is misunderstood – perhaps DDQ is Better

12 January, 2015 (06:51) | Uncategorized | By: seth

I spent a long time talking to folks about the merits of a conscientious Testing in Production (TiP) strategy.  But I knew TiP had a bad rap.  I even shared the story of how some would mischaracterize it as a common and costly technical malpractice While evangelizing TiP, I and my Microsoft colleagues would happily […]

Better software through SCIENCE!

29 November, 2014 (23:05) | Uncategorized | By: seth

The scientific method is the time-proven way we have learned about the very principles that govern the universe.  It can be summarized by the following sequential steps Ask a question Construct a hypothesis Test the hypothesis with an experiment Analyze results of the experiment Determine whether hypothesis was correct Answer the question Testability A hypothesis […]

Data-Driven Quality explained – part 1: questions? what questions?

24 November, 2014 (06:00) | Uncategorized | By: seth

The "dictionary" definition of Data-Driven Quality (DDQ) is: Application of data science techniques to a variety of data sources to assess and drive software quality. But it is really about questions and answers, specifically using data to find those answers. Trying to derive insights from data without knowing what you are looking for can be […]

New blog, first post

18 November, 2014 (11:53) | Uncategorized | By: seth

This is my new blogging home. I had previously used this space ( as a place to collect my various presentations and papers (and they are still here), but now I will also use this as my new blogging platform. My old blog was called Your Software has Bugs, and indeed it I am sure […]