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.

Yu Han on what Software Testing means to me

Those reflections make me realize that my actions and thoughts were more complicated than I could realize afterward, which encouraged me to keep reviewing what I did and exploring how I thought. By doing that, I better understood the purpose behind those activities, and I am being able to sense the essence of what a good testing could be.

Software Testing at University of Technology Sydney

As far as I’m aware, this is the first course in Australia of this kind.
The course is part online part tutorial. There is a big emphasis on learning by doing, with lots of opportunity to practice testing. There’s also an opportunity to work with companies, performing testing and reporting to real stakeholders, giving you a real opportunity to experience what software testing is about.

Growing your own

So, I’m sitting here in my office on a beautiful  Australian spring day. The sun is shining brightly, the air is slightly fresh sending wafts of scent from the spring flowers. Its a good time to be alive and its a good time to be thinking of growth and change. True to form, I trotted […]

In pursuit of coaching excellence

When you coach a tester you’re working in an environment that dynamically changes as both the student and coach work through a coaching task.  If you look at the diagram below you can see all the different attributes that might change throughout a coaching session. Also, throughout the coaching session, the student and coach have […]

Training Testers

I’m having a complete blast at the moment adding the finishing touches to my upcoming workshops in Dublin,Belfast and London. The Dublin and Belfast Exploratory Workshops sold out in a couple of days but there are still some seats on the coaching testers workshop in London. This is shaping up to be a great workshop […]

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 […]

The Buzz On Testing

We’re witnessing a revolution my dear comrades. The tide is turning on drone testing  The word is out. Skill Matters! Classes such as Rapid Software Testing (developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton), Just in Time (Rob Sabourin) and Elizabeth Hendrikson Exploratory Testing classes are becoming more popular.  They say “Test is Dead” but I […]

Where do I go from here?

Any self respecting software tester has asked themselves at least once in their career. “Where am I going with all this?” or “Is this role really where I want to be for the next x number of years”?