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How to tell better stories

Testing success can be reliant on good storytelling. 
How to tell better stories?

How’s life Joel: Busy starting to plan conferences and customer trips, the usual. Rob: Good Christmas, slowly getting into the new year. As usual, big plans but we’ll see how the year goes. I’m going to be speaking at two confirmed conferences this year. EPIC conference, by Techwell, in San Diego in April – and […]

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started in testing

How did Rob and Joel get started in testing? What was the world like back then… and is it different to today really?

How’s life Joel:  November was crazy!  I managed to be in the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, and 4 different cities in the US. 4 Testing conferences – QA&Test, Agile TD, Testing United, and ConTEST NYC. Visited some amazing PractiTest’s customers. Was hardly at home all month long 🙁 And if that wasn’t enough we had […]

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promote change

How to Drive Quality in Your Organization Regardless of the Organization You’re In?

Testers or Quality Assurance? Can we influence or drive quality? Should we? People can and should, but not everyone can. And some organizations do not welcome it. We can and should, but not everyone CAN right now. It’s all about communication skills – being able to articulate ideas and change. And also to the right […]

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conferences you should attend

Recomended Testing Conferences you can’t afford to miss

Are you part of the 38%? In early 2017 the state of testing report was released showing, among many other interesting facts, that 38% of the respondents attended a testing conference in the past year.  This is the 4th year we have been running this survey and it keeps growing year after year, allowing us to show an increasingly accurate […]

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Agile Test Automation – Learning to fly by jumping and letting go (of my previous assumptions)

I started working on an automation project in a company where they recently adopted a strong and healthy agile development approach.  One of the first things they did was to distribute the once-unified testing team and incorporate the testers as part of the organic development teams; up to now all good and fine. The VP […]

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Communication lessons to learn from Monty Python

I love making weird connections between apparently unrelated stuff.  This morning I was watching a Monty Python short in YouTube and it reminded me of one of the most important lessons in group communications. So here is the short – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU0QZQRTNr0 And for those who didn’t make the automatic connection, the important communication lesson is to […]

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The Value of Peer Reviews (& why we don’t use it more!)

I am presenting the subject of Testing Intelligence on next month’s CAST Conference. One of the things I like about the CAST approach is the fact that they promote the dialogue and (safe/constructive) discussions around the topics and sessions presented, allowing presenters and audience to gain from the experience. The other thing I like, this […]

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