training

Growing Agile: A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing

I was so excited to see A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing from Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves of Growing Agile. I don’t know of any other book to guide coaches in helping agile teams learn good ways to succeed with testing and build quality into their software product. Here are my immediate thoughts after […]

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More ACCUS Games Day

This afternooon, I joined Mike Sutton’s Improv session. My takeaway: “It doesn’t hurt to collaborate”. The exercises were fun and funny, and gave insight into how teams worked together. I particularly liked that Mike used a task board to keep track of his session. We did a lot of fun exercises, and had lots of […]

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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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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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In the Fishbowl

Recently I tweeted about a fishbowl we conducted at the Business Analysis Workshop of the Better Software conference. Some tweeps weren’t familiar with the fishbowl format, so I thought I’d explain how I like to do fishbowls. Fishbowls are a good format for a panel discussion where you want to involve the whole audience, as […]

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