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Quality is a journey – but do you know your destination?

Quality morphs and moulds itself to the context its living in. In reality, we never will achieve quality. Quality is too fast for us and horribly intangible to be able to emphatically state “we have quality”. But we can go on a journey to improved quality, and we can monitor how we are progressing.

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The antipodes are calling

I’m heading to Sydney, Australia on 22nd January 2011.  I will be looking for test consulting work  preferably through my Australian consulting company Testing Times. What do I offer? I shed light on testing problems often obscured or caused by a testing process. I bring a new perspective often hard to gain when inside an […]

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Walking the walk, but can you talk the talk?

In my experience, selling testing is a lot harder than testing. Despite being Irish, “the gift of the gab”  eludes me, often leaving me tongue tied and twisted when selling my wares. Its one of the reasons I have got myself a business mentor.  His main focus has been for me to understand my ‘product’ […]

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So you want to be a software test consultant?

Today, I’ m handing out some pointers that may or may not help you on your path to becoming a software test consultant. Some of these I’ve gained through bitter experience, others are more hindsight on things I ought to have done. So, without  further ado, here are my tips. 1) Dreams are not goals […]

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Engineers make awful sales people

As a software test consultant I like to provide quotes based on value but is this the right approach?