I’m speaking at Agile Testing Days 2014!

And so it's been official for a few days now. I have been accepted to speak at this years Agile Testing Days conference later in November in Potsdam, Berlin. I attended last year and it was such a great conference with lots of amazing people from all over the world. You can read about the [...]

FAILURE CAN HELP US!!

I've noticed recently that so many people have such a huge fear of failure... There appears to be such angst if people get something wrong, make a mistake, or misunderstand something, that for some reason the repercussions will be horrendous! I would suggest that failure can actually help us! The truth is that failure gives us the humongous opportunity to learn so much from our mistakes. [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 3)!

By the time the third day came, I was already feeling the haze of "information overload" and had been up late on the previous night socializing with some great testers, such as Daniel Maslyn, Sami Söderblom, Tom Mantsch,  Jose Lima, Adam Knight, Chris George, Pete Walen, Huib Schoots, Tony Bruce, Gus Evangelisti and many more [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 2)!

Day 2 started in a bit of a blur, as I was trying to still digest the waft of information that I had gained from day 1... Nonetheless, the second day offered just as much fun, information, knowledge, ideas and socializing as the first day! Here's a summary of day 2: Keynote: “Live it – [...]

Lessons from the Black Ops Testing LTG Workshop!

A few weeks ago I attended the very first London Tester Gathering Workshops sessions - a 2 day event hosted by Tony Bruce in partnership with Skills Matter, along with some more of the leading testers in our industry. Initially, I didn't know what to expect of the workshops... I thought that it might be like the usual conference structure, [...]

“An agile team composed entirely of coders is just fine and dandy!”…. Really??

I regularly have some great conversations with other testers and developers that I socialize with, and a few nights ago I met a developer and got absorbed in a conversation with him about agile... Let me tell you how the conversation went. In the beginning, I found myself in agreement with the majority of his [...]

The Power of Networking!

I'm inspired to write a blog about the benefits of networking in our industry due to the London Tester Gathering (LTG) that takes place every month... I've been attending London's monthly tester meetup for well over a year now and wanted to discuss why I think that networking at events such as this one has [...]