Mistakes We Make in Testing by Michael Sowers - "Not being involved in development at the beginning and reviewing and providing feedback on the artifacts, such as user stories, requirements, and so forth.
Not collaborating and developing a positive relationship with the development team members..."
Changing the conversation about change in testing by Katrina Clokie - "I'm planning to stop talking about bugs, time and money. Instead I'm going to start framing my reasoning in terms of corporate image, increasing quality awareness among all disciplines, and improving end-user satisfaction."
How to Pack More Coverage Into Fewer Software Tests by Justin Hunter - "There are simply too many interactions for a tester to keep track of on their own. As a result, manually-selected test sets almost always fail to test for a rather large number of potentially important interactions."
Building Quality by Alan Page - "your best shot at creating a product that customers like crave is to get quantitative and qualitative feedback directly from your users... Get it in their hands, listen to them, and make it better."
Exploratory Testing 3.0 by James Bach and Michael Bolton - "Because we now define all testing as exploratory. Our definition of testing is now this:
'Testing is the process of evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation, which includes: questioning, study, modeling, observation and inference, output checking, etc.'"