Good relationships with colleagues in different specialties and different teams are a key to learning and succeeding. I was lucky to start my software career in an organization where we collaborated and learned from each other. Despite my shy nature, I intuitively forged relationships with people outside my team as well as within it. For […]Read More
Ready to work with you!
Welcome to my revamped website! I’ve enjoyed a lovely summer, I’m rested and ready to help teams identify and achieve their quality goals. Let me bring my experience helping teams delight customers with frequent, low-risk delivery of high-quality software products to your organization. I can guide your teams to figure out their biggest obstacles and […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Looking for joy
Lately, I’ve noticed lots of evidence of our donkeys playing hard. Their toys, such as the rubber Wellington boots, the cotton tug ropes, Jolly balls and plastic downspout connectors are in new locations and have new signs of chewing and bashing every time I go out to see them. There’s evidence of much running and […]Read More
What can testers and developers learn from each other?
At Agile 2019, Bill Wake and I paired on a workshop on the Culture and Collaboration track at Agile 2019, “What testers and developers can learn from each other”. I was thrilled to be co-facilitating this with Bill, who was one of my early Extreme Programming heroes. Doing a true workshop in a 75 minute […]Read More
In February I wrote about the experimental retrospective format for our team’s “cross-pod retro” (so-called, because our large team is divided into smaller pods). Since then, my manager Jo Webb and I have continued to tweak the retro format, based on feedback from surveys done following each retro. Building on feedback Our teammates said they […]Read More