Continuing the mission… and continually improving

In my previous post I described how my teammate JoEllen Carter (@testingmojo) and I have been pairing for an iOS UI smoke test automation spike. By working together, making use of a book, online resources, and examples sent by a colleague in another office, we were getting some traction. However, we ran into a lot […]

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Got unique & difficult agile testing challenges? Be part of the future of testing!

Agile Testing Days is a wonderful experience: a chance to join a community of professionals who are passionate about delivering software with the best possible quality and value for customers. Janet Gregory and I are co-facilitating a tutorial/workshop where we ask participants to bring your toughest agile testing challenges so that we can work on […]

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More Agile Testing!

AKA: Moar Agile Testing More (Agile Testing) (More Agile) Testing Janet Gregory and I, along with more than 40 contributors and many helpful reviewers (it takes a village), have finished our new book. We delve into many areas that are new or more important since our first book Agile Testing was published. Please see our […]

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Even better – communicating while drawing!

In my previous post I told about a great experience collaborating with teammates on a difficult new feature. The conversations around this continued this week when we were all in the office. Many of our remaining questions were answered when the programmers walked us through a whiteboard drawing of how the new algorithm should work. […]

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Teamwork for building in quality

I can’t say it enough: it takes the whole team to build quality into a software product, and testing is an integral part of software development along with coding, design and many other activities. I’d like to illustrate this yet again with my experience a couple days ago. Recently our team has been brainstorming and […]

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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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Booster Conference, Bergen, Norway, 2014

I’m currently at Booster in beautiful Bergen. It’s a terrific conference, about 240 people which is a perfect number. Everyone is so enthusiastic, the food is great, the sessions are awesome. I’ll blog more about that. I facilitated a workshop today on “changing your testing mindset”. I’ve uploaded the slide deck, and will be blogging […]

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