Think Aloud Protocol

Think Aloud Protocol (TAP) – Developed by Clayton Lewis, is a Software testing protocol where the user is allowed to talk or express his/her experience while performing a set of specified tasks. They are asked to say whatever they are looking at, thinking, doing, and feeling as they go about their task. Appears interesting toContinue reading “Think Aloud Protocol”

A Metaphor a day, keeps me on my toes

Metaphors or visuals to describe the application is a very powerful technique to avoid catastrophes in software development life cycle. Use as many metaphors as possible so that everyone on the project is aware of the concept, the main intent, the ‘ask’. I myself have used images where I was not able to explain inContinue reading “A Metaphor a day, keeps me on my toes”

Trying to change something? Its fun, its a challenge.

I face challenges at workplace trying to bring change, but I realized the trick is communication – communicate, communicate, communicate. If your idea for change is not feasible or just impossible, you’ll instantly know from your feedback mechanism. I get an idea and I feel as if sitting on a pin; they click, I yakContinue reading “Trying to change something? Its fun, its a challenge.”

Requirements are the Software

What does it really take to convert requirements into working software? I think the trick is getting the requirements right; if you do not understand the requirements, no matter what skill/technology you master, your effort goes to trash. The best way is asking for clarifications and getting a clear picture of what the user or customer really wants the softwareContinue reading “Requirements are the Software”