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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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Agile Testing Essentials video course

Agile Testing Essentials – LiveLessons video course

Janet Gregory and I offer our new five hour introduction to agile testing, based on our books, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team. “Agile Testing Essentials” is for anyone working on or with a software delivery team who wants to learn the basic principles […]

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Growing Agile: A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing

I was so excited to see A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing from Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves of Growing Agile. I don’t know of any other book to guide coaches in helping agile teams learn good ways to succeed with testing and build quality into their software product. Here are my immediate thoughts after […]

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More ACCUS Games Day

This afternooon, I joined Mike Sutton’s Improv session. My takeaway: “It doesn’t hurt to collaborate”. The exercises were fun and funny, and gave insight into how teams worked together. I particularly liked that Mike used a task board to keep track of his session. We did a lot of fun exercises, and had lots of […]

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CodeRetreat Boulder: A Tester’s Experience

This past Saturday I was fortunate to be one of the 60 people enrolled for the largest Code Retreat ever, Code Retreat Boulder, facilitated by Corey Haines and Chad Fowler, organized by Prakash Murthy. This was my first Code Retreat, though I’ve worked on teams practicing TDD, pair programming, and good design practices for more […]

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