I got up early to give an AMA on Quality Engineering with those fabulous people at Ministry of Testing. Turns out when you say Ask Me Anything (AMA)- it really does mean that. My favourite question is – what *is* that on your t-shirt? Well, there’s a story on that. A while ago I had […]
Focus quality by framing it in terms of business outcomes. Here’s how.
In the past metrics have often been the weapon of choice in crimes against testing.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
If you want perfect softwareIf you want me to break your code If you want to measure me by the number of test scripts I write If you want me to tell you its ready to ship If you want 100% of your product tested If your looking for a tester to only “check” if […]