Adding Value by Being There

Sometimes I’m the most helpful when I just sit there and mainly keep quiet – assuming I’ve gotten the right people together to talk. Today was a good example. One of our stories this sprint is an algorithm to calculate internal rate of return on a 401(k) account. This is pretty complex (especially for me, […]

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Dressage, Discipline and Quality

This month’s issue Dressage Today had some articles about the two-time Olympian dressage rider and trainer, Steffen Peters. He talked about the role of discipline in turning dreams into reality. For him, this means keeping himself mentally and physically fit through a thoughtfully planned exercise and diet routine, as well as understanding the capabilities of […]

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Testers: The Hidden Resource

An article by Janet and me just got posted on InformIT – “Testers: The Hidden Resource“. This was an idea that popped in my head one day when I was driving to work, after we had just finished the book. Testers have a lot more to offer than most development organizations realize. See what you […]

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Five Questions for Testing Blog Authors

Phil Kirkham had the interesting idea to ask authors of different testing blogs the same five questions about blogging. I was honored to be asked, and Phil has posted my responses to 5 Questions for Lisa Crispin. I especially liked the photo he used. (I have more donkey photos on my old website.) It was […]

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A Look Back at AWTA

Zeliko Filipin has posted a bunch of podcasts with AWTA workshop participants, including yours truly and Janet Gregory. I knew at the time that I wasn’t grasping all the information in every presentation, and listening to the podcasts reminds me of what didn’t quite register at the time. There are so many possibilities for test […]

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