Ten Principles for Agile Testers

Jeff Langr and Tim Ottinger have added a flash card to their “Agile: In a Flash” project (that will become a book) based on our book’s “Ten Principles for Agile Testers”. They did a nice job of summarizing the information in Chapter 2 of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams. We […]

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Using Examples to Drive Development

When Brian Marick came up with his ideas about using examples to drive development (I think that was back in 2003), my team latched on to the concept. We are fortunate in having an expert product owner who is talented at coming up with good examples. People often ask me how this works. Our current […]

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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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Podcasts

I’ve been enjoying podcasts and screencasts from various people in the agile and testing world, it’s a nice quick way to pick up new ideas. So it has been especially fun to get to be the person delivering the podcast on a couple of occasions lately. I did a longish interview with Tom Cagley of […]

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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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