Semaphore Uncut podcast image with Lisa and a donkey

Podcast interviews available! (and good podcasts to follow!)

I was honored to be interviewed by two podcasters and the episodes are out this week. One is the “Semaphore Uncut” podcast with Darko Fabijan. I really enjoyed our conversation about holistic testing. This podcast has lots of really awesome guests, I highly recommend subscribing! The other is a new podcast, “Automation Hangout” hosted by […]

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Google jam board for quick risk strategizing for Dreaming Donkeys Motels cancellation feature

Quick risk strategizing

People often ask me about good ways to devise a test strategy for a new epic or feature. Like many practitioners, I find a risk-based approach works well. I’m a big fan of Beren Van Daele’s risk storming with TestSphere cards. I had the good fortune during 2020 to participate in risk storming sessions facilitated […]

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Donkey looking down a track through a field

I’m independent!

For the past couple decades, I’ve enjoyed working as a hands-on tester and internal test consultant at several different companies. I was lucky to be a part of some teams who achieved a high level of product quality, team performance, and joy. Whatever the outcome – I always learned a lot! At the same time, […]

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Lisi introducing her ATD 2021 talk

Experiment-driven quality

Wow, this is my fourth blog post sharing some of my biggest takeaways from Agile Testing Days, yay me. Some of my most inspiring and actionable ones are from Lisi Hocke’s talk, “Growing an Experiment-Driven Quality Culture”. Follow that link to see her slide deck. Often a slide deck is not much use without the […]

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Bruce (the legend) onstage at ATD

Learning how to be an ally to non-binary folk

This is my third post sharing my biggest takeaways from Agile Testing Days. OK, I’m pretty slow, and, I hope my learning might inspire someone else’s. I first got to know Bruce (the legend) on social media and via Ministry of Testing. She was an amazing host for an online TestBash. Bruce makes awesome videos […]

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