I’ve been studying Don Reinertsen‘s work on product development flow for some time. Whilst I talk about the ideas from a testing perspective, I’ve never actually attempted to get my thoughts on to paper.
I’m attending Don’s workshop on flow in Cambridge at the end of September, so I’m using this post to record my current thoughts so I can use them for reflection after the course.
These notes still need a lot of refining…
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When I was reading through “Domain Driven Design Quickly” (published on InfoQ) I had several aha moments as I linked the material I was reading to the “Heuristic Test Strategy Model” (HTSM) from James Bach which I work with daily.
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I have been reading Johanna Rothman’s latest offering on Leanpub – “Manage Your Job Search”
This is the first post in a series of posts as I work my way through some of the exercises & tips Johanna outlines in the book (namely Career Timeline & Define Your Purpose).
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Right – have finally finished reading “Refactor Your Wetware”. What a great read – very insightful & easy to follow.
Admittedly it has taken me far longer to complete it than expected, but hey – i’ve family time to enjoy!
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Notes on “Pragmatic Thinking & Learning” – Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt.
Post includes results of Jungs personality tests amongst others.
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>This post is for me to add topics for further research as I am reading Head First Design Patterns.
>This post is for me to add topics for further research as I am reading Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams.
Wizard of oz testing
>I’ve noticed that as I’m reading, I’m writing buzzwords on scraps of paper which when I go to read them have no context – makes it hard to follow up on!
This post is for me to add topics for further research as I am reading Lessons learned in software testing.
Cognition in the wild – Hutchins 1995
Modeling – are there testing patterns?
My understanding of Epistemology is how do we now what we know is true & correct. This might not be the best definition, in the context of testing, it enables us to ask pertinent questions in order to get an adequate answer.
testingnook.blogspot.com appears to have taken the same route as me, in that after reading the Lessons Learned book they have carried out some further research on this topic.
The blog ends up with a list of skills of epistemology which can be applied to testing and form a great plenary to the blog – Really handy for helping you talk about what you do (to interested parties only!)
- Ability to observe
- Ability to describe
- Ability to think critically about what you know
- Ability to recognize and manage bias
- Ability to keep thinking despite already knowing.
- Ability to analyze someone else’s thinking.
- Ability to form and test conjectures.