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Keynoting Remotely Selenium Conf 2020

I had the absolute pleasure to be invited to keynote at SeleniumConf 2020 in Bangalore. I had decided in February to talk about test leadership and how to lead through uncertainty. And that was before COVID-19 came on the scene! It’s the first time I’ve spoken ‘live’ online at a conference and it doesn’t come […]

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Outcome over output

I discovered the concept of outcome over output in 2014 through Jenny Mar’s work on OOPSI . This led to Teresa Torres awesome work on outcomes and opportunity This blog post is tagged #qualityhack. A quality hack reminds us not to get overly precious about quality. I know, sounds like heretic talk right? But hear […]

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The Software Mechanic

Having explained the role of a software tester to a non IT person they replied: So it’s like I’m taking my car to a garage to get serviced by a mechanic and all that the mechanic does is to find everything that needs to be fixed, tell me and walks away? The Software Mechanic To […]

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Good Enough (Perfectly Applied)

This is a series of blogs posts tagged quality hack. Quality Hack is a phrase I’ve coined to emphasise the importance of focusing on delivering “good enough” software, and embracing the cult of imperfection. If you wish to contribute a post, contact me either on twitter, by comment below, or email me@annemariecharrett.com Recovering Perfectionist I’m […]

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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 […]