This morning, I had a project management ping: "There are no bug reports in Jira, did you test yesterday?".
Later today, another manager reminds over email: "Please, report any identified bugs in Jira or give a list to N.N. It's very hard to react/improve on 'loads of bugs' statement without concrete examples.". They then went on informing me that when the other testers run a testing dojo, they did that on a Jira ticket and reported everything as subtasks and hinted I might be worried about duplicates.
I can't help but smile on the ideas this brings out. I'm not worried about duplicates. I'm worried about noise in the numbers. I have three important messages, and writing 300 bugs to make that point is a lot of work and useless noise. This is not a service I provide.
Instead I offered to work temporarily as system tester for the system in question with two conditions:
- I will not write a single bug report in Jira, but get the issues fixed in collaboration with developers across the teams.
- Every single project member pair tests with me for an hour with focus on their changes in the system context.
I'd rather be anything but a mindless drone logging issues in Jira. How about you?