Mindset or methodology? Software Testing Clinic – Session 7: Agile Testing

The stakeholder can only speak to the BA who can only speak to the developer who probably won't speak to the tester. Time's up! Did you do any testing? This was Waterfall in its full glory, recreated during Session 7 of the Software Testing Clinic. I couldn't get enough of how awkward it felt with...

How to share what you discover on your next exploratory testing session

I grew up listening to amazing artists such as Prince and Michael Jackson. I didn't know much about them other than their incredible music and mind-boggling videos. Back then they had no ability to share what they had for breakfast or who they were hanging out with last night. They had an air of ...

3 ways to get the most out of your exploratory testing sessions

"I liked it. You played well and the crowd seemed to get into most of your tunes. At one point there was a problem with the vocals cutting out but I can't remember which song." Ciara tilted her head to get a clearer view of the email. What does Ali really mean? What songs were the crowd into? Why ...

Conversations, questions and doing the unexpected: Software Testing Clinic – Session 5: Testing Interviews

The guy freaked! He'd lied about his two businesses. In a panic he flapped his arms and knocked over the glass of water. The interviewer mopped up the mess with the CV and suggested it was time to leave. Session 5 of the Software Testing Clinic had afforded me the opportunity to share this story. I...

"Clients don't appreciate the finer technical details of your quality. It's quite crushing.": May's Digital Croydon

May's Digital Croydon saw the technologists of Croydon Tech City gather at Sussex Innovation Centre. I was there to listen to the three fascinating talks, I'll try to give you a glimpse of some of the great content I heard. Jay George, Web Designer and co-founder of BrewPixel.com First up Jay Ge...

Collaborative idea exploration and the end of the loudest voice

"That's actually really clever!". Words I don't hear often from my wife when referring to something I've done. The dot-voted Post-its lay in front of us and my Sister-in-law was inspired with what to do next in her career. The 3x3 technique had worked its magic again. Your first idea is just the ...

5 Top Tech Startups for the Cash-strapped Startup

Those horror stories you read about are just around the corner — the entrepreneur who lost everything. How are you supposed to grow when you don't have any money? Your stomach churns with anxiety. Money is the root of startup angst, and it doesn't have to be. Learn how these top tech startups he...