Collective Noun for Testers?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 15:57 PM

The other day I tweeted a picture of our test team testing together as a group (for the first time) in our new test lab. I asked “What do you call a collection of...

Remaining Relevant – Be an affiliate

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 09:00 AM

I’m very happy with the sales of my book Remaining Relevant. I’d like to say a BIG thank you to all who have bought it and promoted it to others – it’s very welcome...

Test Case Completion – A Story

Monday, March 31, 2014 12:53 PM

I did a EuroSTAR webinar last week on shipping products and talked about how shipping products using test case metrics is bad news. It reminded me of this story which I share now. It’s...

Moving to Weekly Releases – Webinar

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:04 PM

On 25th March I’ll be doing a webinar for EuroSTAR. The webinar is entitled “Moving to weekly releases” and instead of repeating the presentation I delivered at EuroSTAR last year I thought I would...

Hackathon – How can testers take part?

Friday, February 07, 2014 11:12 AM

I often get asked how Hackathons work for the testers in the team. As it happens, not all of the test team can code, so it’s natural to wonder what they do during the...

You have to believe in change for it to happen

Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:00 AM

After delivering my talk at EuroSTAR last year about weekly releases I got lots of positive responses, but also some intense negativity and skepticism about the subject. It wasn’t just “wow – that must...

The Social Tester Newspaper

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:30 AM

I was digging through my archives and stumbled across the original The Social Tester newspapers. I wrote two editions. Click on the images below to open the PDF version of the newspaper. (BTW –...

The product you test can make or break you as a tester

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:00 AM

No product domain is better than any other, but we do each have preferences and favourable products to test. We each prefer to use, test and work with some types of products over others....

Shine a light

Thursday, January 23, 2014 15:00 PM

Most software testing, in my experience, is rushed and often under time pressure, typically driven by a desire to meet a metric or measure of questionable value. Yet to rush through the testing of...

A New Year – 2014 Goals

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:00 AM

I’m officially out of my self imposed social media hibernation. I tend to creep away from my online presence and catch up with my family over December and January. It’s time to venture out...