Quality and the Toyota Production Model

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I saw this tweet the other day prompting this post on quality, visualisation and quality at pace.  Don’t worry @Tracey_san, I am not going to tweet the entire book. “The Toyota Engagement Equation.” #lean pic.twitter.com/9jQBXBPMt6 — Mark Graban (@MarkGraban) August 3, 2017 Understanding Quality “Quality is value to some person” is a Jerry Weinberg quote emphasising […]

Building the Quality Inn

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Building Quality In integral part of moving to a DevOps culture, at least according to the State of DevOps 2016. But what exactly does that mean? Sure, the report cites Deming, in particular  “Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for inspection on a mass basis by building quality into the product in […]

My Testing Manifesto 2014

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It’s my first day in permanent employment for, oh, about 20 years. I feel a little giddy, like someone’s first day of school – nervous but excited. Unlike my first day of school, I have some clear goals and ideas I want to implement. I thought I might outline them here to help remind me […]

Why waterfall kicks ass

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We need a little more humility in acknowledging the great shoulders that agile stands on. Its simplistic to identify in hindsight a ‘waterfall’ mindset. Such a thing did not exist. Instead lets view them as the agile manifesto encourages us to do, to view them as people attempting to deliver quality software just like we are attempting to do today.