Newly Available Online

My Software Quality Connection article, Selling Agile to the CFO, has been reformatted by ITBusinessEdge into a nice little slide deck. I think it is really easy to read & digest in this new format. I have a new article on TechTarget’s SearchSoftwareQuality.com site, “Getting on the Same Page: How Testers Can Help Clarify Requirements”. […]

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Intro to Test Automation Design, in The Testing Planet (& more)

The Testing Planet from  the Software Testing Club has indeed landed! It is chock full of excellent articles about testing, both technical and cultural. Just a sample of the titles: “Yes, It’s Personal”, “Context-driven Jumping”, “Testing & Creativity”, “Weekend Testing Fun”. I am extremely proud that my article, an introduction to test automation design, is […]

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Published on InfoQ: A Tester’s Learning Journey

InfoQ just published an article I wrote to try to inspire more testers to grow their skills. It begins: The software industry is changing fast. More and more teams put testing up front and center; they use tests to drive development. New and improved automated test frameworks and drivers burst onto the scene every month. […]

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Making Lemonade

If you’re at Better Software/ Agile Development Practices West this week, make sure you read the issue of Better Software that came in your conference bag. I’m especially pleased to have an article in this awesome issue with extraordinary fellow testers such as Jennitta Andrea, Markus Gaertner, Pradeep Soundararajan and Parimala Shankaraiah.

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Civility

Today I was lucky to hear part of the Thomas Jefferson Hour as I drove down to the ranch to work the donkeys. Thomas Jefferson, channeled by the actor and scholar Clay Jenkinson, quoted from his first inaugural address: “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle”. Jefferson believed that our elected officials […]

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