In our team, I noticed the way we were speaking & the words we were using sounded as if we were trying to influence others of our thoughts & ideas.
Sometimes this made me feel uncomfortable, especially when the recipient didn’t realise they were being influenced (or didn’t know what to do about it) & consequently their opinion was altered as a result of the language used, not merely the content.
(Parental Advisory – explicit content)
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We had the 1st CISIG of 2014 – Not only did it bring value, there have also been developments outside of the group!
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The Continuous Integration Special Interest Group kicked off proceedings on the 27th November 2013. I didn’t really have any expectations but as it happens it was a really energetic & productive session
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Part of my personal remit as a Tester is to ensure Testers can always test.
This post is the first in series of posts about my progress in setting up a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline in my organisation
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“What Is The Importance Of A Test Environment”
This may seem like a really dumb question for some, but let me put it into context. I’m talking about the importance of the test environment relative to the Production environment.
Let me tell you a story….
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So progress on this mini project has faltered a bit – hence the reason I haven’t been going on about it.
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There’s been a fair amount of chatter recently regarding certifications & whether they’re good, bad or actually provide any value.
I’ve been looking at them from a different perspective – As a self employed Tester, if I can’t afford the certification & any related training costs then I am immediately excluded from roles at companies where the certification is mandatory.
It’s not that I’m not good enough to do the role, its the fact I can’t afford it.
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Today I pitched my idea on visualising production data so that the team can see what kind of experience our customers are having. This is a brief update on my progress…
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I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve started working for a new company. I’ve also mentioned before how I came to love big data & how Development Teams can use it to get an idea of Customer experience on our website.
This post was meant to be a rolling narrative of how my challenge to visualise Production data in my company is progressing, but I’ve been too busy to write it!
What this post is now is a snap shot of where I’m currently up to, how I got there & what I plan to do next.
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There has been several posts from folks reflecting on their 2012 on some of their goals for 2013. I love this idea so started to write my own…
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On the 40 strong team I’m currently working on, the format of one 1 hour retro every couple of weeks wasn’t working, so we tried out a new format.
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