Transitioning to agile

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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continuous testing and learning

Testing Paths

We embrace many testing practices that have been around a few decades now. Exploratory testing didn’t always have that name, but software professionals were practicing it. Personally, I have been automating tests since the early 90s. And, there are always new things that help us delight our customers. Today’s technology gives us access to so […]

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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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Learning and Change

Atul Gawande, author of influential books such as The Checklist Manifesto and Better, writes a column “The Annals of Medicine” in the New Yorker magazine. This week’s issue has an article titled “Slow Ideas”. In it, Gawande explores why some innovations, such as surgical anesthesia, caught on quickly, while others, such as  antiseptics, take many […]

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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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