8 Lessons I learned from building a Test team

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:20 PM

Building a successful test team is hard work. I’ve outlined 8 lessons I learned from growing a successful test team in an article titled “The Blazingly Simple Guide To Growing A Test Team”. It has been published in the October edition of Testing Trapeze.   The article sits along great articles from Erin Donnell, Richard Read More →

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Works on my machine

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:24 PM

I’m proud to announce a new range of merchandise from The Social Tester. I’m promoting my new online store at Zazzle. My first design, available in two flavors, is the classic “Works on my machine”. With the alternative “Doesn’t work on my machine”. Each month I’m hoping to put a new design online. The service Read More →

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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 Read More →

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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 Read More →

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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 Read More →

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