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Thinking and Working Agile in an Unbending World (Rhythm of Testing)

On November 30, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Yeah – that was the title of the session I presented at Agile Testing Days in Potsdam.   My presentation at Agile Testing Days went through a several changes.  The last major one was the time slot.  When I saw the slot I was assigned, th…

Difference between agile testers and everyone else? (tattooed tester)

On November 28, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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This isn’t a new question but Matt Heusser recently wrote a blog post that got me thinking. My question here is, what is it that differentiates agile testers? Specifically, what skills differentiate agile testers? Surely there must be something specific … Continue reading

CAST 2013 – Theme & CFP

On November 28, 2012, in Events, News, by marketing
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Theme The theme for CAST 2013 is “Old Lessons applied and new lessons learned: advancing the practice and building a foundation for the future.” What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. The industry we […]

Bad Metrics (Testing Thoughts)

On November 27, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I have talked about and against bad metrics during my Rapid Software Testing courses and at conferences for a couple of years now. The “Lightning Talk” metrics rant that I did at CAST 2011 is available on YouTube (click here

Testing Tools Mash-Ups (Markus Gärtner)

On November 27, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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One of the three things that bring innovations, is copulation. That’s basically two already good ideas having sex with each other. I learned this from Jerry Weinberg’s Becoming a technical leader. The longer I stay in test automation and agile, though, I think this does not hold for combinations of testing tools, like a testing […]

At Agile Testing Days, Retrospective (Rhythm of Testing)

On November 26, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I arrived in Potsdam Saturday afternoon, with my lady-wife.  I was planning on spending the week at Agile Testing Days, while my wife visited the sites with our daughter who was flying in separately from DC.  As luck would have it, we were si…

Lancet Then Lance It (Hiccupps)

On November 26, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Short arms and deep pockets, that’s me. Not that I’m a total skinflint (although I’ll admit to thrifty) but I do like to try to get good value out everything that I do. Sometimes this can be planned and sometimes I get it by exploiting existing resourc…

Lancet Then Lance It (Hiccupps)

On November 26, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Short arms and deep pockets, that’s me. Not that I’m a total skinflint (although I’ll admit to thrifty) but I do like to try to get good value out everything that I do. Sometimes this can be planned and sometimes I get it by exploiting existing resourc…

How airplanes communicate to ground? (The Pragmatic Testing)

On November 25, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Possibly everyone knows or can guess that airplanes use satellite phones to connect to ground. That’s true, but not entirely. Satellite Communication or SatCom is just one of the ways to communicate to the ground systems. And this is one of t…

Tell a story at the daily standup (Markus Gärtner)

On November 22, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Yesterday during my keynote at the Agile Testing Days 2012 I said I see a lot of standups, where testers report on their yesterday’s work in the following way: Yesterday I tested the thing with the stuff. I found some bugs, and filed them. Today I will test the foo with the bar. I think […]

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