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Task 2, Part Two. Who does Agile Testing?

One day, at my team’s standup meeting, I declared that everyone on the team was a tester. Then I drew this picture: Tester is the base class and Developer is the child class. A specialization of a tester. I don’t know if it was the picture I drew. But the devs and tester on that […]
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Does Story Size Matter?

During my last couple of planning meetings, I started asking the question “Can we break this story up?”. I have been getting pushback from developers with questions like: “Does the story really need to be broken down? “Why can’t we add a bunch of tasks to the story instead of breaking it up?” “Isn’t it the same […]
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Task 6: Map out what your exploratory testing looks like

I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing.  When I first read this task my first reaction was. I don’t do exploratory testing. But after thinking about it a little bit I concluded that I do it without thinking. I do it all-the-time. Here […]
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Task 4: Read the Agile Manifesto and reflect on the implications of your role

I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing. Today I complete Task 4: Read the Agile Manifesto and reflect on the implications of your role. The Agile Manifesto has been around since 2001. It is a set of values that 17 thought leaders in […]
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Task 3: Find a Video about Agile Testing and Watch it

I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing. Today I watched “Testing Strategy: New Model, Better Outcome” by David Laribee. Takeaways I had no idea there were so many models of testing Tests are inventory. One of the eight wastes of Lean is too much […]
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Task 2: What is Agile Testing?

I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing. Task 2 of the challenge is to write down what I think Agile Testing is. As I was thinking about this one night, I decided to jot down my thoughts. Introspective The term Agile Testing confuses […]
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30 Days of Testing

Last month I learned about an agile testing challenge by the Ministry of Testing. The rules are simple: Complete 31 tasks in 30 days. Share your progress with the hashtag #30daysoftesting on any social media site. Here is the list of tasks the Ministry of Testing published: I first thought “Wow this is great, is […]
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Virtual Machine Pains and How Vagrant Can Help You

In my last project we were upgrading the database for the application from Oracle 11g to Oracle 12c. I created and configured a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) using these instructions. Then I started to think about how I was going to maintain the VM over the duration of the Project and for future work. This […]
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Round Tripping Your Assumptions

This is an ignite talk I did at one of our Estimation Guild Meetings. Round tripping your assumptions from Bob Nowadly
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