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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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Stop Analyzing, Start Automating
I see systems. I guess we see things we like seeing, and I like seeing how the bits and pieces connect, what is clear and what is wrapped in mystery of promises of more learning in the future. I like seeing value, and users and flows. And pieces alone are p...
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New Speakers, New Stories - Agile Testing Days USA SpeakEasy Track
Yesterday at TestBash USA, one of people I've mentored behind the scenes delivered a talk. I woke up today to a delightful message: "...had people saying I was their favorite talk. I wouldn't have reached this point without your help, I can't thank you enou...
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Changing the Discussion around Scope
People have an amazing talent for seeking blame. Blame in themselves, what they did wrong but also blame in others, what they did wrong. Having a truly blameless retrospective where we'd honestly believe that F.A.I.L. means first attempt in learning and emb...
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Getting best ideas to win
There's a phrase I keep repeating to myself: Best ideas win when you care about work over credit.  A lot of times, if you care to be attributed for the work you are doing, the strategies of getting the best ideas out there, implemented, are evading. If you ...
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Achievements of a Silo
Once upon a time there was a company, much like many other companies yet unique in many ways. As companies do, they hired some great people in different teams. There was one thing in common: all the people were awesome. But the people came from very differe...
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Achievements of a Silo
Once upon a time there was a company, much like many other companies yet unique in many ways. As companies do, they hired some great people on different sites, in different teams. There was one thing in common: all the people were awesome. But the people ca...
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Communication Patterns
I'm on a social media break for my second day after I decided I give up. Too much shouting, too little trying to understand, not enough caring. And way too much of structural sexism. I have a safety language I can write in (Finnish) and just moving away fro...
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GDPR got my skeleton removed
On September 29th I wrote a blog post about my ex not deleting "relationship materials" on request . I felt, and still strongly feel that delete on request is what is morally right. Normally I recognize he wouldn't be legally obligated. Pictures and texts c...
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Finding the work that needs doing in a multi-team testing
There's a pattern forming in front of my eyes that I've been trying to see clearly and understand for a good decade. This is a pattern of figuring out how to be a generalist while test specialist in an agile team working on a bigger system, meaning multiple...
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How to Survive in a Fast Paced World Without Being Shallow
As we were completing an exercise into analyzing a tiny application on how would we test it, my pair looked slightly worn out and expressed their concern on going deeper in testing - time. It felt next to impossible to find time to do all the work that need...
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