Testing Small Stories

We like small stories. If we keep stories to a size we can finish in two or three days, there is less likelihood of a story “blowing up” because we vastly under-estimated it. Doing lots of small stories every iteration helps us get into a steady rhythm. We can manage our work in process more […]

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Virtual Team Member Dolly

My teammate Nanda Lankalapalli and I are working on an article about how our team deals with having remote team members. Recently someone on Twitter pointed me to a blog post on Scott Hansleman’s “Embodied Social Proxy or Crazy Webcam Remote Cart Thing“. My fellow tester Lori Thayer suggested I blog about our own crazy […]

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Please Review & Comment!

I’ve submitted three proposals to Agile 2010 and would love your feedback. Please review them – you will need to create a free account on the submission site if you don’t already have one. Workshop: Who Pays for All the Fun? Selling the Value of Testing in Agile Projects Tutorial: The Whole Team Approach to […]

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Book Report: Bird by Bird (on writing)

Ellen Gottesdiener (at least, I think it was Ellen – whoever it was, thank you!) recommended Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life to me. Though it is more about creative writing, and though I found the author to be a bit of a kook at times, I’m taking away […]

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Writing About Testing

Chris McMahon has blogged about our Writing About Testing group. I’m so grateful to Chris for starting this group. We have a wonderful bunch of testers/writers. I really enjoy helping members who are new to writing get published for the first time. I also really appreciate the great help and advice I get about my […]

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