Part 2: Testing vs Quality Management – Testing Activities

Testing Activities In my previous blog post Part 1, What is Testing, I talked about what I felt testing was about. In this second part of my series about testing and quality management, I get more specific about different types of testing and expand on models that help teams visualize testing so the whole team […]

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Part 1: Testing vs Quality Management – What is Testing?

What’s the difference between testing and quality management?  Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking about quality and what it means. I’ve done a few talks on it and engaged in several conversations with different people. Recently a LinkedIn conversation sparked my thoughts in a different direction – about the relationship between testing and […]

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Limiting Work in Progress

In a class I taught in Copenhagen, we had a discussion about limiting work in progress and concentrating on getting each story to “Done” before taking on more work. Later, as I was going through security at the Copenhagen airport and going through passport control, I was reminded why small batches are so important. Picture […]

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Artificial Acceleration

A term I use quite a bit when I’m teaching a class is ‘artificial constraints’ – those barriers we put up in our head that are non-existent. For example, sometimes I walk into a class and the table for my ‘stuff’ is in the wrong place and I walk around it for an hour before […]

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