Ideas for Eliciting Examples and Specifications

Check out my recent Stickyminds article, where I distill some ideas I’ve learned recently from folks such as Declan Whelan, Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman (see the links in the article for more on those wonderful, smart folks.) And my latest Stickyminds article is on how my team has found ease and joy (to borrow […]

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“Where Should I Start Looking….”

My friend and excellent agile coach Michele Sliger, co-author of The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility ,  recently emailed me this question that she hears a lot: “Where should I start looking to learn more about test automation and tooling?” Naturally, I replied with a typically long-winded answer. She must have liked it though, […]

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“Bug Statistics Are a Waste of Time”

I was pleased to learn that my StarEast talk on an agile approach to defect management generated more discussion on the topic at the conference. Please read Gojko Adzic’s new post “Bug statistics are a waste of time” – it shatters a lot of illusions that organizations treasure about defect tracking and bug metrics.

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The Whole Team Approach in Practice

I’ve just been struggling with a title for this post. Some of my ideas were: “Visibility Taken to New Heights”, “Yes, There Are Teams Who Do This Just Like In the Books”, “A Real Commitment to Continual Improvement”, “Inspiration”, but none of them really capture my amazement at what I saw visiting the team at […]

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CodeRetreat Boulder: A Tester’s Experience

This past Saturday I was fortunate to be one of the 60 people enrolled for the largest Code Retreat ever, Code Retreat Boulder, facilitated by Corey Haines and Chad Fowler, organized by Prakash Murthy. This was my first Code Retreat, though I’ve worked on teams practicing TDD, pair programming, and good design practices for more […]

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