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.

Crossing the bridge over no-man’s land

Anyone who has introduced change into a corporate environment will empathize with his situation. You know the decision to break away from the past is the right one, you run eagerly and embrace change, only to find half way through the journey, your path to success becomes blocked.
I’ve been working with my test team for a while now moving from a process driven approach to a more of an Exploratory one.

Rediscover your inner tester

Linda Wilkinson in a recent post called on ‘Experts’ to come down off their ivory towers, and get back in touch with the rest of the ‘hoi polloi’. It got me thinking about how in one way or another, we all have an Ivory Tower in testing which we can brag about. Your Ivory Tower […]

I’m glad I’m not a piece of software

I joke about my personal development lifecycle (PDLC) as my work in test management often requires consistency & repeatability in the form of a test process. In comparison my own PDLC is often very erratic and ill behaved. In fact its not really a typical lifecycle at all except perhaps that I was born and one day I will die.

Celebrate your wins in software testing

Dont wait until someone ‘discovers’ how great your testing is or until you have proper metrics in place. Use whatever it takes to promote your work to your colleagues.