For several years now, I have been tweeting or mentioning in conversations that I don’t like the term ‘shift-left’, and keep saying that I have to write a blog post on it.
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 […]
In my last blog post (June 2016), I talked about people’s perspective and that there is not usually only one point of view. Let’s use that concept to our advantage in our team’s collaboration efforts. If we each can let go of our ego and be prepared to listen to other’s point of view, we […]automation, automation test pyramid, collaboration
I was on vacation with my whole family in Hawaii. I heard my grandson (6) arguing with his dad out on the balcony. Brayden (my grandson) was looking at the ocean through the glass balcony: “There are cars in the ocean!” His dad: “No, those are boats.” Brayden: “No, there are cars and they’re going […]diversity, learning, perspectives
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 […]