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Improving Software Quality with Development Tours

Releasing software in the past was a QA’s dream, plenty of time to check every last corner of the product before eventually releasing to production.  With the move to Agile and the speed at which we need to deliver software, … Continue reading

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Test Planning Game: “Mind Your Own Business”

You might find it familiar to be involved in, or responsible for, the planning and design of testing on a project where the business drivers around why/how the project is important, in the larger sense, are not entirely clear to … Continue reading

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Make Testing Your Competitive Advantage

At first glance, testing might only look like a cost, but testing can actually help you reduce risk, get your product to market faster and contribute to a considerably improved customer experience. Testing is often viewed as a necessary evil, … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait, Take – A Smart Approach to Testing

It is common for testing to be given constraints around schedule, budget, team members/skills, and even tools. So, when you are asked to step out of this box and propose what you think is needed for the next project, a … Continue reading

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Quality – Epiphany of Value, Purpose, and Function

The article by Brooks, referenced in View from the Q, uses terms like conversion and epiphany to describe the recognition and adoption of quality.  Deming is compared to the famous evangelist, Billy Graham. My own conversion was at the feet … Continue reading

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Let’s Start a Test Revolution

Before I started my career as a tester, I was a scientist doing research in particle physics, and my years in science trained me to be skeptical, inquisitive and open to new approaches. It was the idea of continuous learning … Continue reading

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Quality Power

This post is in response to the timely and provocative question from the ASQ CEO, Bill Troy.  In his View From The Q post, the challenge is made to members of the Quality community to expand their capabilities to include leadership. The … Continue reading

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Strategy: Surviving Contact by Using Mobilization and Governance

This post is in response to the latest View from the Q blog on Strategy. I don’t have anything to add to the formation of a strategy, as Bill Troy addressed this subject concisely and effectively.  Instead I will place … Continue reading

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Evolution – Lean Six Sigma Examples

There is a discussion as to whether the future of Quality will progress along an Evolutionary or Revolutionary path.  This will show how Quality has evolved from its origins to is present form. One observation I would like to share … Continue reading

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Evolution along the Quality Continuum

In response to the question posed in the recent View From The Q concerning whether the progression of Quality will follow an Evolutionary or Revolutionary path, I will first describe my vision of where the Quality domain will be in fifty years. … Continue reading

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