Advancing collaboration

You know how some topic will come up, and suddenly you notice it’s coming up over and over in different contexts? Lately, for me, that topic has been collaboration among roles on software teams. My own team practices a “Whole Team” approach to development, and we testers work closely with the developers on a daily […]

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Applying the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to the Whole-Team Approach

At San Francisco Agile 2012, I had the good fortune to pair up with Matt Barcomb for a session about growing the Whole-Team approach. Matt found ways to apply the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to help teams understand the various stages of growth as a team which commits to delivering high-quality software learns ways […]

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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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What I’ve been writing instead of blog posts!

I have been doing some writing in the past six weeks, in addition to rehabilitating my broken-and-now-healed ankle. But it’s all been published elsewhere. Here are some links: Software Quality Connection, “How to Improve Communication between QA and Development“ SearchSoftwareQuality.com, “Agile development: The whole-team approach” Also on SearchSoftwareQuality.com, “The whole-team approach to Agile development: Examples […]

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