Lean Coffee

I love meeting new people and engaging them in conversations. However, I realize not everyone is comfortable doing that. I’ve noticed that having a structure to interactions can reduce the social barriers for those who might otherwise hang back. Lean Coffee is an easy...

The limitations of Acceptance Criteria

According to Software Testing Class, Acceptance Criteria are conditions which a software application should satisfy to be accepted by a user or customer.Often these can also be used to guide the testing for a testing team. If the acceptance criter…

Open Season and K-Cards

Attending CAST is a memorable experience. In addition to the usual excitement of keynotes, session talks, and conference events, I look forward to the structured conferring of Open Season. This tongue-in-cheek name indicates the often intense examination of presented...

CAST Testing Games

Testers are often characterized as a curious group, both inquisitive and a little puzzling. Some do not understand our attraction to this challenging and thoughtful profession. Testers come from many walks of life and have varied stories of stumbling into testing....

Best Practise

I’ve said many times on here that writing for me is a kind of internal dialogue: compose a position, propose it in writing, challenge it in thought, and repeat.I get enormous value from this approach, and have done for a long time. But in two discussio…