Category: Published

Is Hybrid Really OK?

Published – LinkedIn – March 3, 2016 I find it interesting that hybrid development structures are becoming such a hot topic. A steady stream of articles are appearing to justify the hybrid landing point. My problem with the acceptance of a hybrid model is that…

Transforming a Test Manager into a Test Leader

Test Magazine, May 2016 Co-authors – Lee Hawkins, Rajesh Mathur Testing Management – It’s Not What You Might Think (Thinking Isn’t Optional) One of the ironies of the software testing industry is that a lot of people outside the industry (and also a lot…

Management and trust – So simple, so complex, so important

Testing Trapeze, April 2016 TRUST is a word that often gets used without realizing its importance or weight. It is easy for someone to tell you “of course I trust you” or “I trust in your ability to see this project through”. A person’s ability…

Testers FAQ on certifications

Co writers – Lee Hawkins, Rajesh Mathur Testing Circus – Volume 7, Edition 1, January 2016 This article (or Testers’ FAQs) is a result of our constant discussions, conversations, debates, teaching, coaching and mentoring over social media and not-social (we are not saying anti-social) media. Many…

It’s On My List – One Piece of the Quality Jigsaw

Checklists reduce the likelihood of you forgetting to do something important and so increase the chances of delivering quality that will delight your customer. That’s a bold opening statement, it sounds more like a conclusion, but read on, please. This begs the question, if…

Stress and work – Strategies that keep you moving forwards

 Women Testers, Edition 6, October 2015 Co-author: Annie Rydholm   What is stress? We often use the term, sometimes as a positive, sometimes as a negative and sometimes as a badge of honour. 1”Stress is an everyday fact of life. You can’t avoid it….

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