Nice Thoughts for the Wintry Season

I wrote a blog post on StickyMinds about my views on the importance of being nice. I particularly like some of the stories that commenters have shared about how they were able to get a good working relationship with difficult coworkers. Please share your stories! It’s that time of year where we may have a […]

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Thinking, and Communities

Eric Willeke, Liz Keogh and Jean Tabaka have inspired me (and many others, I am sure) with the following, which they produced when they got together in Boulder last Friday. I’m currently reading some draft chapters of Jurgen Appelo‘s upcoming book. His work is affirming my belief that successful software projects are the result of […]

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Beautiful Testing!

Beautiful Testing, with a wide variety of fascinating chapters contributed by leading software professionals, is available. Not only will it inspire you and your team to improve your testing and your product, but all royalties go to a good cause. I’m honored to have written a chapter. Please see the page on my site for […]

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A Learning Culture

I love conferences – I get to meet so many smart practitioners and come home bursting with new ideas. I’m back from Agile Development Practices and I learned a ton. One thing that’s on my mind both from the conference and other reading I’ve done this week is the importance of a culture that enables […]

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Respect the Tests

Last month I had the great pleasure to participate in Agile Testing Days. I did a tutorial on using the Agile Testing Quadrants for test planning, and a keynote on 7 key success factors for agile testing success. More importantly, I got to attend a lot of great sessions by leading agile testing practitioners. There […]

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