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The State of Software Testing: A Follow-up and My Commentary (TESTHEAD)

On January 31, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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For those who may remember, back in December 2013, I encouraged as many testers as possible take part in the “State of Testing” survey being sponsored by Tea Time With Testers, and being collated and curated by Joel Montvelisky. Well, that survey …

Beer Coaching (Markus Gärtner)

On January 31, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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To avoid any upcoming confusions, beer coaching is not about coaching people to drink beer. It’s more coaching a larger organization by putting a crate of beer in the middle in the evening, and have chats with people. I didn’t invent this one. A few weeks ago, a colleague, Christian Dähn told me that he […]

Tester Says No (Hiccupps)

On January 31, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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So I wrote a Perl script this week. Just typed it straight in. Just ran it. Care? Schmare! The interpreter kicked it back. Minimal edit! Ran it again. Another error. Edit, run. Another. Edit/run. More. Editrun. More. Me: Done, run this for me!Perl: No,…

Why I am writing so many blog entries (Markus Gärtner)

On January 30, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Huib Schoots asked me the other day whether I was on a blogging spree. I provided him an answer. Well, I answered him over twitter. So, it was more than a shallow answer. I told him that he was only seeing side-effects of what I tried to do. Actually an example that he should focus […]

Potty training (aclairefication)

On January 29, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My first experience with testing games was back at my first testing conference when Michael Bolton gave me a testing challenge at …

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Five ways to make testing more positive (The Tao of Testing)

On January 29, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Occasionally over the years I have got distracted from my love of testing, by the fact testing can be seen in a negative light. It can be seen as a bottleneck in the development process, which can delay releases and end up with the tester arguing about everything.  I have even focused on the negative […]

Continuous Acceptance (Markus Gärtner)

On January 29, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Over the past year I ran a couple of Scrum trainings. At first I found it sort of funny to notice that amount of misconceptions that seem to appear in these various classes. Recently I figured that it would be more helpful to clarify some of them. Among one of the larger, and probably more […]

Greener pastures… (Quality Remarks)

On January 28, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Sent this to my team today…going to take some time off and get prepared for my next gig…thanks to everyone at Barclays, the GTC, and the testing industry who have made it an unforgettable experience. See you all soon! – … Read…

Principles of Scaled Agility: Global Optimization (Markus Gärtner)

On January 28, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Since the last global Scrum Gathering I worked together with a couple of Scrum trainers on principles to scale Agility in the enterprise (German, we are working on an English translation). We reached a point where we want to share our current results. In this blog entry I am going to take a closer look […]

No KPIs: Use Discussion (James Bach’s Blog)

On January 27, 2014, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My son is ready to send the manuscript of his novel to publishers. It’s time to see what the interest is. In other words, we are going to beta on it. He made this decision tonight. What is the quality level of his manuscript? There is no objective measure for that. Even if we might […]

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