Flow Theory in Testing

Thanks to Ajoy Singha and his Testing Circus magazine team that it’s October edition has my article on ‘Flow Theory in Testing’.

“You must have experienced the ‘flow’ in your life one or more times though you may not be aware of that. Keeping the Wikipedia definition aside, the ‘flow’ simply is a state when we get so much engaged in doing and enjoying some work that we lose the context of where we are and how much time we are spending at it. Let me explain this with one such experience.”

Read the full article here: Testing Circus, October 2013 edition


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15 responses to “Flow Theory in Testing”

  1. H Hamid says :

    Congratulations on getting your article published. It is hard not to miss the flow of doing something when it’s gone.


    • majd says :

      Thanks Huma. You brought a good point that one of the things associated with ‘flow’ is that you miss it later. Just like I mentioned my experience on a hot summer day, all of us do remember our moments of flow in life very well. Mihaly also suggests finding flow is part of our efforts to find happiness.


  2. srinivas kadiyala (S.K.C) says :

    Thanks for sharing it, Its simple to read about flow theory.
    Do more contribution to the testing circus.


  3. Farrukh Latif says :

    Good article on “flow theory”. Typically we get to comfort zone keeping on doing what we love to do and start resisting to change. This is a good read on the subject.


  4. Bilal Shah says :

    That was a good read, in general as well as specific to testing. I am still in the limbo in regards to finding my “flow”. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Joe DeMeyer says :

    Awesome article, Majd! I was especially interested in your comments on the ideal flow “environment”, and how distractions break the flow. I wonder if flow and environment can be factored into my estimates. Thanks for the inspiring thoughts!


    • majd says :

      Thanks Joe for your kind words. The environment that can allow us to get more into flow is something that I picked from the ‘Peopleware’ book. If you haven’t read it, read it’s sections about work environment and it suggests many ways for that.

      Thanks again.


  6. Adeel says :

    Very nice Majd specially like categorizationof bugs with respect to features. It really helps.


  7. sharaniyasrinivasan says :

    very well explained. Simple & to the point. I also read your post about “Khopay” , really impressed about the way you co-relate day-day activities with software testing


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