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The beginning of discovery

Lisa Crispin picked up on this small seemingly innocent sentence about the importance of ‘shallow tests’ in discovery “These [shallow] tests are often essential beginnings to discovery” Anne-Marie Charrett “Shallow Testing gets a bad rap” I’m glad she did, thanks Lisa! The idea that cheap easy confirmatory tests are essential to exploration has been a […]

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quality quality engineering software testing

When the rubber hits the road

Anyone who has attempted to create and then implement a strategy, will know there’s a big difference between what is intended when the strategy is written, and what is realised on implementing a strategy. To the point in software testing, there’s been a push away from writing formal strategies. They’re often seen as irrelevant and […]

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Test Management Revisited

The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. These teams were often of significant size, to reduce the time required to perform test execution. A test manager was often both line manager and the […]

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Starting Something

Your first child. Like many parents, I vividly recall my moment of reality when I realised my life (in a weird and wonderful way) would never be the same again. Being pregnant with my first child now feels like a time of great excitement and also great indulgence. Baby showers, afternoon naps, discussing possible names, […]

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women in tech

The Gratitude Jar

2019 has been an eventful year for many and the start of a new year is a great opportunity to say throw a slip into a gratitude jar to thank to those around you who have supported you in some way. Being the blog author πŸ™‚ I get to write the last gratitude slip. Firstly, […]

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