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Enabling better quality

Most, if not all, software teams want to deliver a high-quality product. And most, if not all, face a wide range of big challenges that get in the way of this goal. In the day-to-day work to fulfill business and customer priorities, improving quality seems an overwhelming and/or overlooked activity. My teams’ quality journeys Over […]

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New-to-me ideas from Targeting Quality 2022!

I just got back from Targeting Quality 2022, a lovely conference put on by KWSQA in Cambridge, Ontario. This was a great opportunity for me, because the early bird ticket was affordable, and I can drive there! Yes, it takes eight hours, and across the border. I’m from the West, so that’s no distance at […]

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Quick risk strategizing

People often ask me about good ways to devise a test strategy for a new epic or feature. Like many practitioners, I find a risk-based approach works well. I’m a big fan of Beren Van Daele’s risk storming with TestSphere cards. I had the good fortune during 2020 to participate in risk storming sessions facilitated […]

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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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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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