Paul Seaman (from Australia and @beaglesays on twitter) took me up on my offer to chat and we ended up having a great discussion about tasks and columns on a story board among many other things. I learned a little, and he took away some ideas that he wants to try with his team – a win-win in my books.
This morning I received notification that a friend had passed away. Many remember him as a shaker and a doer in the agile community. He was that, but he did it quietly. He made changes without a lot of fanfare. He told stories – many of them starting when he was doing his rock star […]
In More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, Lisa Crispin and I talked about the idea of DevOps and testing. We tried to use the term to show there are DevOps activities – activities that contribute to the wholeness of the product, much like testing activities and coding and other development activities.delivery team, DevOps, testing activities
The Importance of Real-time Collaboration I have spoken so many times about the importance of collaborating, and yet I still fall into the same trap that so many others do. How can that happen? Aren’t I supposed to be a pro? Here’s my story. I’m working on a product where we are in four locations. […]collaboration, defects, distributed teams
Gojko has done a great job of collecting stories to help us remember how important it is to test beyond the happy path. We often rely on computer’s doing the “right thing”, but it is easy to miss the edge conditions or forget to think about consequences of what we code. I’ve been heard to […]
During a recent Q & A session for my webinar “What a testing mindset brings to your agile team”, one of the participants asked me this question: Why do you approach testing as a team problem vs quality as an overall responsibility of the team? Have you found that using it as a problem vs […]
The quality discussion is a hard one to have – within teams, and within an organization. Lyssa Adkins, author of Coaching Agile Teams, sent out this inspirational quote along with the following question in one of her newsletters.
Jonathan explains seemingly complicated concepts in a simple manner so that everyone can understand. If you are a tester working on web applications and want to gain some technical awareness around programming and automating your tests, this is a great book to start your journey. For example, Jonathan examines how RESTful services work and shows […]
A few weeks ago, I found myself sitting in a lounge chair relaxing on a beach enjoying the ocean view. It’s a tough life, I know. We were at a resort in Thailand – pretty, clean, friendly people, a good dive shop with professional and well organized staff. The ‘shuttle boat’ comes into shore to […]