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My biggest takeaways from AgileTD 2020: The future of testers isn’t in automation or testing

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I was lucky enough to speak at AgileTD this year and also attend some of the talks. These are my main takeaways from the conference based on the talks that I was able to make. My confirmation bias sense is tingling with this but…   The…
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How to move away from the In Test column

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We as testers are always looking at ways to improve our testing processes and one way to do that is to move away from the In Test column. You can read more about the why in my post "In Test" column but the how I left pretty vague. I'd like to…
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WIP limits: choose your own adventure edition

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What are they? A limit on the amount of work that can be pulled into the team and most likely columns on your board that you use to manage your teams work. Why? The idea being that instead of work being pushed into the team as a when it comes…

In test column

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Update 4/1/20: I've also written about How to move away from the In Test Column A colleague recently asked me why I think the in test column is a bad idea. So I had a quick search around and couldn't find anything specifically on the topic…

How to break the rules?

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Dan North gave a really interesting talk at last years GoTo Conference called How to break the rules. He takes Eliyahu Goldratt 4 steps of how technology is adopted which he presented in a series of lectures he gave on why people didn't take…