Author: kristinjackvony

What the Sinking of the Vasa can Teach Us About Software Development

In Stockholm, Sweden, there is a museum that displays the ship called the Vasa, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.  I’ve never been there, but I’ve heard that the museum is fascinating for both architectural and historical reasons.  The Vasa took three years to build, and was supposed to be the flagship for […]

What “Passengers” Can Teach Us About Quality Assurance

Last weekend, I watched the movie Passengers. The basic plot of the movie is that two passengers in hibernation on a flight from Earth to another planet are awakened ninety years too early. As a QA engineer the movie got me thinking about two valuable lessons for developing and testing software. Lesson One: “And Yet […]