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Katrina Clokie
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Test Manager vs. Test Coach
I've been working as a Test Coach for almost two years and I will soon be seeking to hire people into the role. One common attitude that I hear is: "Test Coach. Oh, that's just the agile name for a Test Manager." It's true that if you work in an organisatio...

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Not right now
I spent an hour of my Wednesday morning participating in Tuesday Night Testing , an online Lean Coffee discussion run by Simon Tomes  who is based in the UK. There were a number of great conversations, but one in particular has stayed with me through the da...

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Sometimes you are wrong
I quite often get asked the same type of question in the Q&A sessions at the end of my talks: "How can I convince my manager that we should be doing test automation?" "My developer used to be a tester, how can I convince them that my test approach is right?...

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Writing a book
For a while now, I've thought about writing a book. I've seen it as an intimidating endeavour. A blog post might take an hour or two, but a book is a long term commitment. I didn't think it would be impossible , but I wondered whether I had enough to say or...

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The testing pendulum: Finding balance in exploration
How detailed should exploratory testing be? I spotted this question in the Cambridge Lean Coffee topics that James Thomas collated in his blog. It's a question that I'm often asked, and I consistently use the same analogy in my response: the testing pendulu...

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Take control of your test environment
As CAST 2015, Ioana Serban delivered a talk titled " Take control of your test environment ". It's an entertaining and animated tale of her experiences with test environments. I'd encourage you to watch the talk if you haven't seen it previously. I chose Io...

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Stop fighting. Start participating.
In her editorial for the October edition of Women Testers , Karen Johnson talks about change in the testing profession, particularly the increasing demand for test engineers and automation. She concludes her thoughts by saying:  "...we had to fight for our ...

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Finding the vibe of a dispersed team
Recently there has been an unexpected change in my work environment. Just after midnight on the 14th of November, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck New Zealand. The earthquake caused significant damage across the upper South Island and lower Nort...

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Can we remove a tester from our agile team?
In my role, I work with over 30 testers who are distributed across 18 different agile teams. If you do the math on those numbers, you'll realise that we don't have the same number of testers in each of our teams. Some have one tester, some have two, and in ...

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Stay Interviews for Testers
Recently one of my colleagues sent out an article about stay interviews . Basically, a stay interview is the opposite to an exit interview. Instead of waiting for people to resign then asking them why they are leaving the organisation, you try to determine ...
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