SIGIST – It’s better, but is it enough?

Friday, September 05, 2014 15:30 PM

The BCS SIGIST (Special Interest Group In Software Testing) was the first conference event I ever attended. It was about 6 years ago and I remember being amazed that people actually got together to talk about testing. SIGIST was where I first saw Michael Bolton, James Whittaker, Dot Graham, James Lyndsay and Julian Harty. There […]

Are you offering a career in testing or just a job?

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:26 AM

Many companies are offering a job in testing. Many companies are offering a career in testing. A career is a series of experiences. These experiences may come from many  jobs at many companies. Or they may come from a single place of work with a varied set of experiences. A job is what some companies […]

Standard. Or Not.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:04 PM

The international standard for Software Testing, ISO 29119, is soon to be upon us. There are people writing it and expanding it and creating it right now. I’ve signed the petition against it because I don’t agree with some of it and it’s supposed to represent the industry I work in and I had no […]

Kanban and Recruitment

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 13:00 PM

We’ve been recruiting heavily for a while now and it’s been an epic journey from those early days 4 years ago when I started here at NewVoiceMedia to where we are today. The Dev team has grown very quickly indeed and we’re still recruiting for talented Developers to join us. I’ve been involved in pretty […]

Dedicate time each day to recruiting

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 14:00 PM

Recruiting good people takes lots of time, energy and focus. In my current busy work schedule it’s almost impossible to find a block of time to sit down and rattle through recruitment tasks. So I’ve tried to focus on doing just one or two recruitment based tasks each day. I’ve come to realise that this […]