It’s Not My Job

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 […]

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Removing Clutter – Removing Defects

I found myself with two free days in Copenhagen, no family commitments and no work commitments, so I decided to make a personal commitment.  I declared these two days a ‘writing retreat’ for myself.  All I was going to do, was write because I am way behind on my blog posts and wanted to start […]

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Agile testing is not a methodology

This year at the EuroStar conference in Dublin, I was asked to do a 5 minute “Soap Box” talk. To me, that meant that I could do a little rant, so this is pretty much what I said, although perhaps not exactly. A while ago, someone came up to me and said “How should we […]

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Distributed Teams – my experience

Over the past decade or so, I’ve been working with teams that work in a distributed environment and giving advice about ways to make it work. Lisa Crispin (my co-author of Agile Testing) and I are a distributed / dispersed team of sorts. She lives in Denver, U.S. and I live in Calgary, Canada. While […]

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Janet Gregory at Agile 2013

Agile 2013 – Stalwart Session

In August, I was at the Agile 2013 conference in Nashville Tennessee along with ~1700 people. I attended talks, participated in open space sessions, Lean coffee sessions, and multiple hallway conversations and learned from all of them. This year I didn’t give a talk but participated in the Stalwart stage which was one of my […]

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