Transitioning to agile

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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Learning and Change

Atul Gawande, author of influential books such as The Checklist Manifesto and Better, writes a column “The Annals of Medicine” in the New Yorker magazine. This week’s issue has an article titled “Slow Ideas”. In it, Gawande explores why some innovations, such as surgical anesthesia, caught on quickly, while others, such as  antiseptics, take many […]

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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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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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What I’ve been writing instead of blog posts!

I have been doing some writing in the past six weeks, in addition to rehabilitating my broken-and-now-healed ankle. But it’s all been published elsewhere. Here are some links: Software Quality Connection, “How to Improve Communication between QA and Development“ SearchSoftwareQuality.com, “Agile development: The whole-team approach” Also on SearchSoftwareQuality.com, “The whole-team approach to Agile development: Examples […]

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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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