Tuesday, 12 August 2014

One more question... slides from #CAST2014 workshop

Questions are a powerful tool, and good questioning skills are extremely important for both people and in testing. Through effective use, we can engage in more effective learning, create outside-the-box thinking and start decision making conversations. Tony will explore the power of questions and their ability to make us and others think by looking at items such as the use of probing questions, tone and rephrasing. He will work through exercises to allow participants to practice some of what they are learning. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to sharpen their questioning skills to a fine tool which can be used to transform their every conversation and to increase their testing thinking. Questions can help create and negate, learn and teach, and stop and start projects, connections and relationships. Add this ability to your tool set.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Black Ops Testing Webinar Alert: Monday June 23rd 20:00 BST


What would challenge us?

Something small, but something large?
Something remote, but something local?

We picked TodoMVC.
Don't know it?
Have a look.

It's not really a production application. It's a showcase application.
That means, the same basic functionality written in lots of different frameworks.

Our challenge - "Have a look and see what you come up with"
And now we debrief.

Save the date Monday 23rd June, 20:00 BST

You can sign up for the webinar here 

And for maximum value, have a look at TodoMVC yourself before you attend.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

What Do Testers Do presentation - #rtc2014

This is my 'What Do Testers Do' presentation given at the Romanian Testing Conference 2014.


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Friday, 11 April 2014

Join the Black Ops Testing Webinar - 14th April

Our first Black Ops Testing webinar takes place on the 14th April.


We added a 'stealth mode' to our Newsletter signup on the front page of our website.

For our first webinar, we will debrief live with our thoughts on how we would test this, and work around this.

Using techniques and thought processes that we will cover in detail on our 2 day workshop, we will discuss the challenge of our 'Stealth mode' signup.

Expect us to:


  • share tips about proxies 
  • discuss in-browser development tools 
  • css tricks and tips 
  • mock each other for not trying techniques 
  • deliberately say or do something wrong - 'live' 
  • We plan to have fun for 30 minutes, and we hope to learn from each other.


Join us, and take part in the chat live.

If you take the stealth challenge before you attend then you can tell us what you found in the chat and we'll include you in the discussions.

Sign up for the webinar. It takes place on the Monday, the 14th of April, at 20:00 (GMT+01). If you register your interest and can't make it, then we may have a replay available.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

I'm going to.....

So taking John's example I thought I'd share my plans for this year so far.




As far as I'm aware there are still tickets available for all but get in quick.

NB. Tickets not needed for the #TesterGathering

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Be a real team member - Agile Testing Days Netherlands 2014 Presentation.


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