Testers: The Hidden Resource

An article by Janet and me just got posted on InformIT – “Testers: The Hidden Resource“. This was an idea that popped in my head one day when I was driving to work, after we had just finished the book. Testers have a lot more to offer than most development organizations realize. See what you […]

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Podcasts

I’ve been enjoying podcasts and screencasts from various people in the agile and testing world, it’s a nice quick way to pick up new ideas. So it has been especially fun to get to be the person delivering the podcast on a couple of occasions lately. I did a longish interview with Tom Cagley of […]

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Five Questions for Testing Blog Authors

Phil Kirkham had the interesting idea to ask authors of different testing blogs the same five questions about blogging. I was honored to be asked, and Phil has posted my responses to 5 Questions for Lisa Crispin. I especially liked the photo he used. (I have more donkey photos on my old website.) It was […]

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A Look Back at AWTA

Zeliko Filipin has posted a bunch of podcasts with AWTA workshop participants, including yours truly and Janet Gregory. I knew at the time that I wasn’t grasping all the information in every presentation, and listening to the podcasts reminds me of what didn’t quite register at the time. There are so many possibilities for test […]

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The Whole Team Approach

I appreciated David Evans’ review of Gojko Adzic‘s new book, Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing. David makes the point that agile quality is a whole-team responsibility, and that Gojko changed his original title from “Agile Acceptance Testing” so that anyone on an agile team, not just testers, would read […]

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Test Libraries and Frameworks

Weekend before last I had the great pleasure of participating in the Austin Workshop for Test Automation. Test tool developers and users exchanged experiences and ideas. You know that automated testing has come a long way when you see the approaches organizations such as Opera and Expedia use to overcome massive testing challenges. One discussion […]

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Submit Your Agile 2009 Proposal Today!

Check out the Agile 2009 website for information on how to propose sessions. Bob Galen and I, along with a stellar review committee, are looking for practical sessions for all levels of experience to include on the Testing Stage. Whether you’re doing a set of practices such as Scrum, XP, Crystal, or your own flavor […]

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Managing Technical Debt

I got positive feedback on this post to the agile-testing Yahoogroup (including from Brian Marick), so I decided to post it here too for anyone who missed it on the list. My team took time to educate the business management about technical debt and how it affects our velocity. They can see our velocity start […]

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Staying On Top of Test Automation

Tomorrow I’m off to Austin for the Austin Workshop on Test Automation (awta). Every year I’ve wanted to attend this, but this is the first year I’ve made it. I was especially motivated because the subject is Watir. We’ve been using Watir for about 4 years. We have a robust suite of tests and I […]

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