In the UK the nights and the mornings are now dark – or simply put – winter is hear. I love winter. I love the cold, crisp, winter walks and the loving warm house to return to.
I get lots of enquiries from founders of start-ups who reach a certain growth point where they really need to start taking control of the quality of the work being produced. Their companies seem to reach a size and market growth where the focus on quality becomes a priority. This is usually about the time […]
Goal Setting towards agile “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there” Yogi Berra Everytime I get asked how to implement agile in a team I ask a simple clarifying question back. “Why?” The answer to this question is often not very forthcoming. […]
What do you do when hiring managers are looking for a set of skills you don’t have but you sorely want? You learn. I see this situation played over and over again. The market is shifting and a new tool or technique is the next biggest standout skill or experience hiring managers are looking for, […]
I get lots of questions from people who want to initiate change in an organisation that doesn’t want to change. It’s a very common question as many employees find themselves working in a culture that sees change as something that is scary and to be avoided at all cost, or simply not required.
Whilst away on holiday last week a short but interesting twitter conversation happened about recruitment of testers. It was between Anna Royzman, John Stevenson and Dr Mohinder Khosla.
At EuroSTAR 2014 I delivered one of the Keynotes and it was about our time when we were moving to weekly releases. It focused around how our testing changed, how we made the change and how we relied, and still rely, on lots of data to make releasing as safe as possible for our customers.
There seems to be a growing problem with DevOps and Marketing not aligning. So what about DevMOps = Dev + Marketing + Ops Forget DevOps – focus on DevMOps. Forget DEVOPS[/caption]
I loved my time as a scrum master. It was an interesting and rewarding role. But being a scrum master mostly sucks. Here are 10 Reasons Why Being A Scrum Master Sucks*
I’ll never forget the sadness that was conveyed in Cheryll’s words as she politely, but carefully, rejected what would be my very last submission to a popular testing magazine. Me and Cheryll had history. I’d submitted 10 articles to the magazine, and 10 times she had sent me the rejection email. It wasn’t her rejected […]
Pretty much every week I get asked how to get started in software testing. What follows is my collection of some of the many resources I tend to share with those asking.
A perennial question I get asked is how do you measure the effectiveness of a tester? I respond with “Why do you want to measure the effectiveness of the testers in your team?” I do this to try and understand the motives behind why measures of individual’s performance are important to managers (as it’s typically […]
I posted before Christmas about using Evernote and MohioMap to map out the product you’re building. I’ve taken it a further in this post. In this post I’ll explain how to use Evernote and Postachio for Product Documentation. So let’s get started.
Two Perspectives on Work Habits Or: What we Can Learn from Understanding the Differences Between How We See Ourselves and How Others See Us This is a guest post by Melisa Collett, one of our Agile Coaches here at NewVoiceMedia. You can find Melisa on Twitter. Recently, a colleague sent round a link to an […]
Last week I published my first book on Amazon – Remaining Relevant It was a great sense of achievement. I learned a lot about the self publishing industry and I learned a lot about myself. I never realised quite how hard it would be to take a book from idea to published. This post outlines 9 […]