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Lisa by beach

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 […]

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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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All-remote for better communication

All-remote retrospective

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 […]

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Fern Cats

Telling stories together while practicing critical thinking with VTS

We use our story telling and critical thinking skills constantly as we test and develop software. How often do we practice those skills on something other than features we are going to release to production? Musicians practice their craft. Even coders can practice their craft with katas and code retreats. How can we practice telling […]

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