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Telling stories together while practicing critical thinking with VTS

We use our story telling and critical thinking skills constantly as we test and develop software. How often do we practice those skills on something other than features we are going to release to production? Musicians practice their craft. Even coders can practice their craft with katas and code retreats. How can we practice telling […]

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Even better – communicating while drawing!

In my previous post I told about a great experience collaborating with teammates on a difficult new feature. The conversations around this continued this week when we were all in the office. Many of our remaining questions were answered when the programmers walked us through a whiteboard drawing of how the new algorithm should work. […]

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Codemash: Advanced Topics in Agile Testing Workshop

Thanks to the participants in today’s workshop! We tackled quite a few tough testing-related issues that many agile teams encounter. The slides, pictures of all the outcomes such as topics, impact maps and brainwriting pages, are available here. After each table group identified their most burning testing issues, they created SMART goals for each one […]

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Agile Testing Days, part 1 of ?: Brainstorming!

After consolidating my notes and photos from Agile Testing Days (so many devices! Plus sketch notes!), I realized it’s way too much for one post. I’m taking the advice of tweeps and serializing this novel. First up: the workshop I facilitated on Advanced Topics in Agile Testing. I must emphasize that I was only a […]

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