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Maaret Pyhäjärvi
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Testing, agile and business enthusiast from Finland.
Testing, agile and business enthusiast from Finland.

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Why positive discrimination is equality over time
I remember a spring day 20 years ago. I was a university student, who had just taken a course on public presenting with a teacher that turned out to be the most transformative in my life. What I remember is not that her forcing me to watch me speak on video...
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All I got for a week of programming was one lousy test script
From the title, you might think the post is about venting on how slow it is to learn automation. If that's what you are looking for, this is not that post. Instead, this is a post about insights of what happens while we program test automation. There was a ...
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It ain't bragging if it is true
I'm ready to blog about this: Gave a mild bragging lesson to someone who does well but their manager thinks otherwise. At least now they can positively list their contributions. — Maaret Pyhäjärvi (@maaretp) January 9, 2018 Let me start of with quoting the ...
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My #1 thing to Add With Testing
Over the years, I've had the pleasure working with many kinds of developers. There's been those who struggle and barely get the code written, and testing for them is often somewhat painful. Fixing makes things more broken. And everything I touch feels broke...
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Getting Through 2017
The year is about to change, and I want to continue my tradition of taking a moment of reflection before it's done. Living in the past (=being in USA) is handy, as it's already past midnight where I'm from and I still have a full working day for this. In ca...
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Finding a Bug I wasn't looking for
Some years ago, I was working as a test manager on a project where I was considered "too valuable to test". So I tested in secret, to be able to guide the people that were not as "valuable" as I was, to make them truly valuable. We were an acceptance testin...
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Kaizen on Test Strategies
I just saw a colleague changing jobs and starting to talk on test strategies. As I followed their writings, my own experience started to highlight. I realized I am no longer working on visible test strategies - the last one I created was to start my second ...
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But women did not submit
Sometimes some women have energy to go and mention in twitter when they see conferences with all male keynotes or all male lineup. Most of the time, we notice but choose not to go into the attacks that result from pointing it out. I'm feeling selectively en...
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Long Delay in Feedback
A year ago, we created a new feature that I tested diligently, loving every moment of it. Yesterday, almost a year later, we received feedback that the "works as designed" isn't quite good enough for the purposes of a type of customer. I looked at the email...
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Becoming a Feedback Fairy
Late in the evening of a speakers' dinner at CraftConf 2017, I met a new person. He was a speaker, just like me, except that when he asked on what I would speak on, he used the words: "Explain it to me like I am not in this field, and I don't understand all...
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