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 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 [...]

Learn about Exploratory Testing and Agile Testing at the whole day Software Testing Clinic workshop at TestBash!

Interested in learning about modern testing approaches? Exploratory testing is fast becoming the most important approach to testing, having been proven by so many companies to be the most effective way of investigating software to reveal problems. Agile is also fast becoming the methodology of choice for the vast majority of companies, even in domains [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Experiences of LTG Workshops 2015

The "LTG Workshops" conference is a two-day, two-track conference consisting of eight 4 hour workshops over the two days. I had the privilege of running a workshop on the first day, about "Visual Creativity" with Christina Ohanian. We spoke about Sketch Noting and Mind Mapping, and how they are extremely useful things to incorporate into your requirement gathering [...]

Self Learning – How do you eat yours?

In the past 5-6 years I feel I've really stepped up my game with self learning. I began to understand that to advance in my career, I need to take action on my own and learn new things to advance myself. I find this easy to do, purely because of the fact that I love what [...]