Testing from a holistic point of view

Holistic testing is a term that I have been thinking about for a while now. There are many different types of testing that need to included in our support for better quality. In January 2021, I wrote a blog post called “Testing And Coding, Not Coding ‘Then’ Testing” to emphasize that testing and coding are […]

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GWT Challenge #22

This post is in response to a challenge that was posted on: How to identify the intent of a confusing scenario? The challenge: When faced with a confusing scenario written in Gherkin, how would you engage the other members of the team to understand the intent? We were looking for practical tips and tricks that […]

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My thoughts from the Panel Discussion – Future of Women in Agile In March 2021, I had the privilege of co-hosting a panel discussion with Ellen Grove. The discussion was sponsored by Agile Testing Days – (Trendig) and the Agile Alliance. The participants were:  Alex Schladeback, Faiza Yousuf, Claudia Badell, Johanna Rothman.  I encourage you […]

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Testing And Coding, Not Coding “Then” Testing

This quote was recently published with the question “Hmm😶 What’s your take on this?” You can read some of the comments here. It made me realize that I should probably write a blog post so that people don’t take out of context what I mean. The quote is “almost” correct, but not quite. One word […]

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Part 1: Testing vs Quality Management – What is Testing?

What’s the difference between testing and quality management?  Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking about quality and what it means. I’ve done a few talks on it and engaged in several conversations with different people. Recently a LinkedIn conversation sparked my thoughts in a different direction – about the relationship between testing and […]

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Limiting Work in Progress

In a class I taught in Copenhagen, we had a discussion about limiting work in progress and concentrating on getting each story to “Done” before taking on more work. Later, as I was going through security at the Copenhagen airport and going through passport control, I was reminded why small batches are so important. Picture […]

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