Category Archives: Team Building

Topics around encouraging, empowering, organizing both test and project teams

Creating Success in a Distributed Agile Team

Agile development methodologies focus on highly collaborative team environments that are continuously planning, developing, testing, integrating and delivering functional software. In such environments, constant feedback and communication are critical and there are small margins for errors and delays. In the … Continue reading

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Software Developers and Testers: Friends or Foes?

I have often observed situations where developers and testers working on the same project seem to be in a constant struggle with each other. But why – why are the two different roles so prone to working against each other … Continue reading

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Into The Unknown: Entering The World Of Software Testing

I recently joined PQA as a quality detective and, being a novice tester who has just entered the field of testing, I would like to share some of my thoughts based on my experience from the past couple of weeks. … Continue reading

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IT Consulting – Sales Experience Required?

Sales experience needed in an IT consulting role? OK, first answer these questions… Who are you? What do you do? What do you love? Then, consider…

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It’s Raid Night! Gamification for Software Test Teams?

I presented “It’s Raid Night! Gamification for Software Test Teams?” to VANQ.org, the Vancouver Software Quality Assurance User Group and I wanted to share that material with you. People, processes and technology are the pillars of any company, but without … Continue reading

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Why Are You a Tester?

I am always curious as to what drives people – what their motivation is – especially when it comes to other testers. I know why I am a tester. My driving force is my curiosity and the need to learn … Continue reading

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Test Management: Leading Your Team To Success (Course Extract)

I have extracted a small deck of slides from my course “Test Management: Leading Your Team To Success” and linked it below.  Hope you enjoy. You can download the slides on SlideShare.net: Test Management – Leading Your Test Team to … Continue reading

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A Remote Tester’s Perspective – The Challenges and Solutions

On October 27, 2011, Keith McIntosh presented “A Remote Tester’s Perspective: The Challenges and Solutions” at the Software Test Professionals Conference in Dallas, Texas. Much has been written on the many challenges associated with remote testing locations whether they are onshore, nearshore or offshore.  The … Continue reading

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