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quality Training

Quality Workshop

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.

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devops quality

Building the Quality Inn

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 […]

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insight jobs quality

My Testing Manifesto 2014

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 […]

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agile quality

Why waterfall kicks ass

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.

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coaching quality test consultant Training

Please don’t hire me

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 […]