Well Spoken

Nervous about speaking in public? Yeah, me too, but nowhere near as much as I used to be. Some years ago I wrote a blog post, Speaking Easier, about how I’d challenged myself to present at a testing conference to help myself with the extreme, …

How to Test Anything

This post is a prettied-up version of the notes I made in advance of my talk, How To Test Anything, at the OnlineTestConf 2020 this week. Here’s the abstract:Sometimes you’re asked to start testing in a context that is not ideal: you’v…

Down With OTC

After I’d done my talk at OnlineTestConf yesterday I stuck around to watch Conor Fitzgerald and Lena Wiberg speak. It’s been a while since I practised my sketchnoting so I thought I’d give it a go again and I enjoyed borrowing my kids’ colouri…

Is it Good Enough?

The other day, the Ministry of Testing tweeted this:Great question from Cassandra:  “Could you share any tips on how to let go of that idea of personal perfection, when part of our job as testers is to aim for perfection?”.  Is this something…

In Test State

The State of Testing report for 2020 has just been released. I continue to support the collection and publication of this kind of analysis because it can help us to see ourselves from a different perspective and identify changes to our work and context…