Continuing the mission… and continually improving

In my previous post I described how my teammate JoEllen Carter (@testingmojo) and I have been pairing for an iOS UI smoke test automation spike. By working together, making use of a book, online resources, and examples sent by a colleague in another office, we were getting some traction. However, we ran into a lot […]

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Ideas for Eliciting Examples and Specifications

Check out my recent Stickyminds article, where I distill some ideas I’ve learned recently from folks such as Declan Whelan, Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman (see the links in the article for more on those wonderful, smart folks.) And my latest Stickyminds article is on how my team has found ease and joy (to borrow […]

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“Where Should I Start Looking….”

My friend and excellent agile coach Michele Sliger, co-author of The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility ,  recently emailed me this question that she hears a lot: “Where should I start looking to learn more about test automation and tooling?” Naturally, I replied with a typically long-winded answer. She must have liked it though, […]

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“Bug Statistics Are a Waste of Time”

I was pleased to learn that my StarEast talk on an agile approach to defect management generated more discussion on the topic at the conference. Please read Gojko Adzic’s new post “Bug statistics are a waste of time” – it shatters a lot of illusions that organizations treasure about defect tracking and bug metrics.

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