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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]
One of the perrenial challenges I’ve had at every company I have worked for is being able to see an organic and evolving view of the product being built that isn’t buried deep in the code, or hidden in high level specs that are out of date. This got me thinking – what if I […]
There’s growing research that suggests that sitting down all day is bad for you so in a bid to live longer and see my sons growing up I’ve started using a standup desk at work. A few others here at NewVoiceMedia are also using standing desks. I also thought I’d have a go at building a standing […]
At some point during your recruitment drive you’ll likely use recruiters. The problem is that some recruiters are creating a bad first impression of your company. Your recruiters are often the first point of contact a potential hire has with your company. Here are some ideas on how to help your recruiters create a great […]
When recruiting software testers many hiring managers often look for the impossible candidate who can do everything. These people don’t exist yet many hiring managers continue to place job adverts that seek out these candidates. What follows are 5 ways that will help you to create effective adverts for recruiting software testers When I […]
I’ve just posted over on my LinkedIn profile about how a competency matrix may not be helpful in working out your teams competencies. In the article I outline 4 problems with a competency matrix and a simple solution to all of them – focus on behaviours and results. Here are the four identified problems. The […]