Rapid Acclimatisation Process

I saw the term “rapid acclimatisation process” for the first time in a blog I follow. The term struck an instant chord with me. In the blog, the author Jan Chipchase is describing the initial period of time when he lands in a new town or city. He spends that time acclimatising to the new

I’m confused….crowdsourcing

I may well be opening a can of worms with this blog but I am genuinely interested to see what people think about crowdsourcing and in particular services like uTest.   I’ve read some glowing reports about uTest and heard nothing negative – which is unusual in our community. We often see past the gloss

Pair Programming and Pair Testing

Our programmers here at iMeta now wax lyrical about pair programming and it’s easy to see why. The quality of code coming through to the test team now is exceptional. There’s very few fix-fail episodes and the programmers seem over the moon with how great pair programming is fairing. Sure, there were teething issues and

Stubborn Cat

There’s a cat down the road from me who is so stubborn it’s untrue. He refuses to budge – literally. He saunters out to the middle of the road and sits there with his smug little smile taunting drivers and cyclists. He refuses to move out of the way and it’s not uncommon to have

It’s all about the people

As many may have guessed or deducted from my posts I’m all about the people. I strongly believe that people and their skills, outlook and mind set are what make or break a team. A good team can achieve great things. A bad team will rarely achieve anything above average.   But a good team