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 [...]

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A Better Testing Pyramid

The Automation Triangle (or pyramid) has continually caused a bit of a stir in the testing world. It has been mislabelled many times to be called a "testing" triangle. It has been abused in many companies by being followed as a "test strategy". It has been butchered in ways that cause further misunderstandings and has [...]

A new model for test strategies… (An update to the Heuristic Test Strategy Model).

The Heuristic Test Strategy Model The heuristic test strategy model was created by James Bach with the purpose of offering a set of patterns for designing a test strategy. The model has been very valuable for me in the past, not just with helping me to think about how context affects my testing strategies, but [...]

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 [...]

BDD and the real primary purpose of feature files

I recently hosted a discussion at the London Agile Discussion Group (LADG) on the topic of BDD and feature files. It's always a popular topic and the session appeared to be at full capacity. I initially kicked off the session with a question to everyone: "What is Behaviour Driven Development?". I dished out some post-it [...]

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: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2017/ The talk submissions are open [...]