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Welcome

Welcome To My Blog First, I’d like to thank you for spending your time here, given the countless resources for learning that are available to

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Quality Concepts For Testers

Quality Concepts For Testers Abstract: I’ve put some resources together on techniques, tools and most importantly; new ways of thinking, that I believe would be

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Testers Tell A Compelling Story

Testers Tell A Compelling Story Abstract: If you’ve spent any time in the context-driven testing community, then you have probably heard the following directive: As

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The Improvement Continuum

The Improvement Continuum Abstract: The Improvement Continuum is a dual-pronged concept, containing both product and personal components, like two heads on the same animal. One head

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Time Trial Testing Episode 1: SFDIPOT Model

Introduction: Recently, Brian Kurtz and I thought it’d be fun to take a look at a process, tool or model within the testing industry at least

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CAST 2015: Distilled

Brian Kurtz and I recently traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend CAST 2015, a testing conference put on by AST and other members of the Context-Driven

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Time Trial Testing Episode 2: Risk Heuristics

In this episode of Time Trial Testing, Brian Kurtz and I time-boxed ourselves to a 45-minute session to perform risk assessment of the X-Mind product. We used

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A Sprint Framework For Testers

Abstract: A Sprint Framework For Testers is a brief outline of my suggested processes and practices employed by a Tester that resides within a software development scrum

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Episode VII: The Tester Awakens

Abstract: A brief blog post on being an intentionally awake tester. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so be a critical thinker and avid learner

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Don’t Lie On Your Resume, Ever.

Abstract: Don’t lie on your resume. Ever. If we don’t immediately shine light on damaging advice, then we secede our integrity to the misinformed. A question was

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Career Paths For Testers

Abstract: At the company for which I work, testers have two main pathways they can pursue: non-technical and technical. The information presented in this post is written

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A Personal Metric for Self-Improvement

Article revisions: Learning is continuous, thus my understanding of testing and related knowledge is continually augmented. Below is the revision history of this article, along with

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A Documentation Story

Abstract: This is a story about an experience that Brian Kurtz​ and I had in shifting test documentation strategies from and all-manual unintentional approach to

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My Testing Journey

Abstract: This is a personal experience story about where I started as a tester and how I have grown through my experiences and interaction with

Testing Manifesto

Abstract: The Testing Manifesto is an encapsulation of a what some of us, context-driven testers, believe the role of “Tester” to be. The skill-craft of testing can be too

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A Tester’s Guide To The Galaxy

Abstract: I’ve created a reference card pack that you can use to do better testing, by fostering a team-driven approach to collaborative holistic exposure of high-value