The book ‘Boundaries after a pathological relationship‘ by Adele Birch has a load of practical advice on boundaries in relationships. As Trish Khoo who recommended it to me said: “even if you don’t think you’ve had a pathological relationship, this is a good guide to setting and enforcing personal boundaries”, and it is. It’s full of […]
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 […]
Test Leadership is so important is because it’s needed to help testing be responsive to change. The complexity and level of uncertainty within which we now test means we can’t hold rigidly to doctrine or external process.
How do you help a team to agree on a working definition of quality? I developed this quality workshop for this purpose, but also to help them apply it in a concrete way.
Teenage children can be the classic MVP’s (Minimal Viable Products) in action. Here’s why: They tend to be self deterministic They tend to experiment constantly They don’t attempt to predict the future but learn from their experiments They typically have no endstate in mind that they wish to be made explicit They have courage to outline […]
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 […]
Non testers will always have views and opinions on testing. But it’s a problem when those opinions start impacting my testing in a negative way. Then I’m failing in my responsibility to perform testing to my best ability. The intent of control is to do a job well, not to hold power over people.
The truth is, most developers, project managers and business people don’t understand testing in any deep way. Instead they often resort to shallow imitations, an emperors test suite, if you will.
The ‘Base Camp’ heuristic is the work required to find any bug. Typically ‘Base Camp’ bugs tend to be low lying fruit and can be found quickly, especially if a tester is experienced. In the world of Daniel Kahneman, these bugs are found using Systems 1 thinking. To discover an ‘Everest’ type bug requires Base […]
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