How to help developers grok testing

I presented a session called “Developers who grok testing: Why I love them and how they mitigate risk” at CodeMash. We did a mini workshop, dividing into groups to brainstorm what devs need to learn about testing in order to grow towards grokking it. How can testers and developers communicate and collaborate better? Take a […]

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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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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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Using Mind Maps for Test Planning

Recently I wrote a post about how our team used a mind map to help us with theme planning. We also sometimes use mind maps to help us in planning our testing. Some people asked if I’d post an example. Here it is: We’re a financial services company, and this theme was a rewrite of […]

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