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Five for Friday – December 15

I’ve enjoyed my string of FfF posts as an easy way to share stuff I like with little need to elaborate. It *will* continue, but I’m going to take a break for the last two weeks of the year. FfF will be back on January 5, 2018. I recently read Ray Dalio’s, Principles. In the preface, […]

Five for Friday – December 8

It’s the FfF Moscow edition (I’m here for the Heisenbug conference. As I approach my one year mark at Unity (and hopefully established a small bit of credibility), I’m beginning to push a bit harder on some topics. I’m reminded of this quote from Colin Powell, who says, “…leadership is sometimes about being willing to […]

Five for Friday – December 1

Some of my favorite / most interesting thoughts and links from the week… Yet another quote from one of my heroes, Simon Sinek: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” I half-jokingly told someone on my team this week that “leadership is manipulation”, and […]

Conferences – again!

I took some time off from speaking (too much) at conferences over the past few years. I spoke at TestBash Philadelphia a year ago (and also spoke at the Online Test Conference last summer), but 2017 (and, IIRC, 2016) have been light on me in terms of external speaking. But I’m going to kick off […]

Five For Friday – November 24

The US holiday is a time for us all to reflect on what we’re thankful for. This has been a year of transition, and I’m thankful for my family supporting me changing jobs, and for Unity for giving me a wonderful place to land. Quote of the week is, “Automated user interface testing is placed […]

Five for Friday – November 17

I’m heading back into a flurry of travel after taking it light for several months. This time, I plan to take Austin Kleon’s advice on Never pay for wi-fi to heart and take the travel time purely for reading, drawing, and reflecting. I’m still reading Pragmatic Thinking and Learning and thinking a lot about the Dreyfus model […]

The Worrisome World of Words

In software testing, we use a lot of words – some well known, others less so – to describe our testing activities. For as long as I’ve been in software (which is longer than most of you), we’ve debated and argued which descriptions, and which combinations of words best describe the various activities that fall […]

Five for Friday – November 10

Had my entire team visit me in Seattle (Bellevue) this week, so I’m a little slow on this week’s share. This quote about Agile is something I think I’ll repeat frequently – “Agile is worthless unless it serves as a catalyst for continuous improvement. ” The full article (here) is also worth the read. Twitter appears […]

Me, elsewhere

I shared an article on rotten automation on the testproject blog here – https://blog.testproject.io/2017/11/07/somethings-rotten-test-automation/ A was also part of of Engel Jones 12-minute podcast series. My interview (very little about testing) is here – https://twelveminuteconvos.com/alan-page/  

Five for Friday – November 3

Here are five things that caught my attention this week. I created a mind-map for an article I have coming out next week. It reminded me how valuable mind-maps are for communicating information. I’ve had a lot of luck using them as test strategy docs, as the visual nature gets much more engagement and feedback than a […]

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