Advancing collaboration

You know how some topic will come up, and suddenly you notice it’s coming up over and over in different contexts? Lately, for me, that topic has been collaboration among roles on software teams. My own team practices a “Whole Team” approach to development, and we testers work closely with the developers on a daily […]

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Just ask!

Our team is working on an epic to provide some new features in both our product’s UI and our API. Today, I tested a delivered user story for the API. When I add things to our product via the API, I like to check them out in the UI. The basics of the story worked, […]

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Fun with Easter Eggs

While searching around for 2012 tax records, I found a file with printouts of the “Easter Egg” my team put into our website back in 1999. This Easter Egg was on the error screen. If you typed a particular search value, you’d get a page that looked like our standard error page, with the text: […]

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Applying the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to the Whole-Team Approach

At San Francisco Agile 2012, I had the good fortune to pair up with Matt Barcomb for a session about growing the Whole-Team approach. Matt found ways to apply the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to help teams understand the various stages of growth as a team which commits to delivering high-quality software learns ways […]

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