Eckstein's Law: An organization produces a design that reflects the organization's biases.

Agile Testing Days 2021 – 1 of ? – Asking new questions

I haven’t made time to blog here much this year because of pair blogging with Janet Gregory on AgileTestingFellow.com, along with other writing commitments. I want to write about some of my Agile Testing Days 2021 takeaways, to reflect on them and reinforce them in my own head. So here goes. Might be the only […]

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FrontMatter podcast

Lots of new blogs, podcasts, videos to share!

Hi friends! I haven’t posted here for a long while, because I’ve spent my time co-writing blog posts with Janet Gregory on our Agile Testing Fellowship blog. We also write our monthly newsletter with exclusive content, please subscribe if you haven’t already! Most excitingly, Janet and I record monthly 15 minute video chats on our […]

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Shifting left and right in the continuous DevOps loop

Testing & quality in continuous delivery, DevOps, observability & more

I used to curate a site where I gathered articles, books, webinars, courses and more related to testing and quality in continuous delivery and DevOps, especially observability. That site was owned by my then-employer, and nobody is keeping it updated anymore. It might go away, so, as a public service, I am posting the resources […]

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Lisa and one of her donkeys, Marsela

A 2020 takeaway

I’m not a great one for introspection. I spend my time worrying and fretting about the future, and when I do look back, it’s usually to find fault with what I did or didn’t do! 2020 has been extra challenging for people. Maybe for most people, though I have seen thoughtful people point out that, […]

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Shifting left and right in the continuous DevOps loop

Shifting left & right in our continuous world

Pick up any article or watch any talk on a testing-related topic these days, and you’re bound to see the terms “shift left” and “shift right”. They’re almost a cliché. What do they really mean? Modern software development isn’t supposed to be linear anymore, right? There’s not one point where it starts and another point […]

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