Role of a Tester..

Delivery manager/Project Manager to tester: “Is the product ready to deliver?”

Few thoughts on the above question:

  • Does PM/Delivery manager forget his role in project? Does he forgets tester’s role in the project? why he is asking this to tester?
  • Does this mean he should work on his decision making skills? Why he cannot analyze the data collected by dev/testing teams.

[Update – 02/27/2012]

Every manager expects that team members should be pro-active. Team members also expect that managers should be proactive and understand their responsibility. Gerald M. Weinberg also mentions in his book (Perfect Software and other illusions in Software Testing):

Over-honoring testers: If you let them make your decision for you, then you should step down and let them earn the manager’s salary.