The Complexities of “Failing Fast”

There has been lots of talk recently about "failing" and "failing fast". This is actually an extremely complex topic that can be difficult to grasp.   It's not actually about failing. The topic of "failing" is actually all about learning. When we think about the properties of learning, we can break it down into various [...]


Agile 2018 – Now accepting talks submissions!

              AGILE 2018 Software Testing & Quality Track is now accepting submissions! Testers! Developers! BA's! PO's! PM's! Coaches! Agile enthusiasts! Have you heard the news? The world of software testing is changing! Are you keeping up with all the excitement? Do you have stories to share about how you [...]

Agile 2018 – Quality & Testing track – CALL FOR REVIEWERS

Calling all testers and software people! We need your help! We need reviewers for the Agile 2018 Conference's Testing and Quality track!   What's involved? If you are keen to be a reviewer, we'll give you access to our reviewing system, where you can see all the talks and workshops that people submit to our [...]

Agile 2017 Testing Track talk submissions are open till the 6th of February!

This year, I'm proud to be co-chairing the Agile 2017 conference's testing track alongside the amazing Emma Armstrong (@EmmaATester). The Agile 2017 conference is based in Orlando this year, and is due to take place on the 7th-11th of August. More info on the conference can be found here: The talk submissions are open [...]

Information, and its relationship with testing and checking

UPDATE: Thanks to John Stevenson for his feedback of the model, I've updated the model appropriately to represent the fact that checking activities also inform our testing, (as John described in the comments below). Also, thanks again to everyone else who has reviewed and fed back on the model too.  One of the biggest problems [...]

New to software testing? Want to learn more about your craft? Come and join us at the Software Testing Clinic!!

What is the Software Testing Clinic? Starting out in testing can be confusing. There are a lot of conflicting views towards what testing is and there are so many different training events around. Do you learn how to code and write automation, do you learn about Agile, should you be writing test scripts, and what [...]

How I interview Testers…

I've been conducting a lot of interviews recently and I thought I'd share my format for asking questions and stemming conversations that works well for me to be able to determine if the candidate is the right person for the job when it comes to skills, experience, mindset and remaining relevant in the industry. Here is the format [...]