Tools

The 3 Problematic Patterns of Dot Voting

Along came dot voting and I was thrilled. I remember the first time we dot-voted at the end of a meeting. It was brilliant and I thought it was a great way for everyone to have their say. It felt like a smart way to agree on something. When teams believe it’s worth voting they deliberately and pu...

Three Digestible Diagrams to Describe Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing helps us explore what's in front of us – far beyond only the application – to discover what a product is and what it might be. It's a fantastic way for a team to connect over what they're building. It's something your customers will be grateful for as they reach their ever-ev...

How to improve collaboration with this one simple prioritisation technique

Done. Right. What's next? Development teams are great at picking up tasks. Give them the next ticket, story or issue and they run with it. Let's turn whatever it is into a set of tasks and get crackin'! Teams might step back to question details but miss an opportunity to take a leap back. What if...

How to run Tuesday Night Testing

"How about we do something on a Tuesday night? Nobody goes out on a Tuesday night. We could call it Tuesday Night Testing? Or TNT for short!". Little did I know that the next day I would take my slightly flippant idea seriously. Inspired by Weekend Testing and Lean Coffee I felt an urge to experi...

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 β€” 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...