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Member Since 03 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2013 12:44 PM

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In Topic: Kilmarnock

20 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Don't knock Prestwick until you've tried it.  If you really wanted to you could start at the Eagle Tavern and work your way along the 11 pubs to the Golf Inn.  Elliots/Dome/Golf Inn/Flanagans and Wetherspoons all do food.  Elliots is open until 2.30am and they charge £5 to get in after 10.30.  You find more and more people coming from further afield to Prestwick because of the choice of pubs on offer within a relatively close area.  Less than 10 mins walk from one end of the main street to the other.

In Topic: Idiots Booing Black

16 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

Why? do not agree that you cannot boo a player or a team as you are paying money to be entertained.the fact that black was booed is not right.however I do not think that the booing was a reflection of his ability.we have selected worse players.it's more do to with his selection as a rangers player in division 3.

England wouldn't select a player from Lincoln city would they....

I would suggest you get your facts correct before you post on here. England capped Jack Butland last night with him never having played a first team game for Birmingham and 24 appearances over 2 years while on loan at Cheltenham Town. No doubt if you go through other international teams there will be instances like this.

I gave up my SSC membership as I got fed up of the anti O/F chat that came from sections of the support. I'd rather watch the games in the pub with my pals where regardless of the club team we support, we all get 100% behind every player in a blue shirt, rather than having arguments with half cut fans in the crowd over whether a player should be included or not.

According to your argument if someone from Ross County or Dundee got selected, because these clubs are playing in the SPL then these players are good enough, yet 2 games ago these guys were playing in a lower league, and therefore according to you not a good enough player. 2 games doesn't automatically make you a better or a worse player

In Topic: Rbs / Nat West Balls Up

27 June 2012 - 09:54 AM

Exactly, you need to have independent testing, ideally at all levels including unit testing although depending on the team you can just about get away with peer review of test cases and test results. Unit testing is only the first level though.

In my experience of working with offshore teams the problems lie as much on the onshore as the offshore side.

To make it successful you need to understand the cultural differences and nuances and you need to tailor how you work to accommodate that. If you try and force a way of working on people that is culturally uncomfortable then you're setting yourself up to fail from day one.

Add in to the mix third party outsourced offshore and you are really starting to cook with gas.

Agree 100% with you. As a TM myself I always insisted on seeing a copy of the unit/link test plans as part of my entry into testing. Amazing how many offshore teams didn't understand that concept. I found a big problem was that because companies had offshored so much to the one company they were almost scared to pull them up for not meeting standards. In other words the third party called the shots, not the bank. Too many people in high positions making political decisions who do not have the capability to fully understand the impact it causes on the shop floor

In Topic: Rbs / Nat West Balls Up

26 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

It's pretty obvious that Disaster Recovery or Back Out testing was not carried out in this instance. As someone else said it sounds like corners were cut in order to meet deadlines. I would suggest that RBS will be looking for a new IT Director, perhaps some new programme and project managers as well as new programme and project test managers. A screw up of massive proportions.

In my experience of dealing with development resource in India is that they always promise the world and no matter what they are always on track to deliver on time. They don't seem to know the word "No" until it's too late to actually do anything about it.

As for designers testing their own requirements ....... nothing like marking your own homework. Career testers will have a totally different mindset to someone who wants a process or application to work. A tester will think negatively as well as positively, however a tester is only as good as the documentation made available to them. Poor requirements will mean poor code, which will lead to lots of defects, which will lead to increased rework which will lead to increased timescales, unless you're RBS and it's get it in at all costs :blink: