Some takeaways from the Software Teaming 2024 conference

I have enjoyed a lot of ensemble / mob programming, aka teaming, over the years. As a diverse group, including people with different deep skills, backgrounds and experience, we learn faster, work smarter, and vastly reduce our cycle time. So, I was not surprised to have many takeaways from Agile New England’s virtual Software Teaming […]

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Celebrating 10 years of friendship, courage, and joy

Gitte Klitgaard reminded me recently that it’s been 10 years since we met at BoosterConf. It seems like yesterday, and it seems like a lifetime ago. I love BoosterConf and I went again in 2019 (another fab experience). And, I treasure the joyful memory of getting to know Gitte there. Gitte has written her story […]

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A look back at release engineering

Let’s take a look back at release engineering – my experiences with it, that is. I recently listened to an episode of the AB Testing podcast featuring Katja Obring. (Highly recommended!) Katja mentioned having worked as a release engineer. She, Alan Page and Brent Jensen (hosts of the podcast) discussed the importance of testing specialists […]

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What DevOps culture means to me – and how you can help it grow

When I tell people what “DevOps culture” means to me, they want to know how they can help it grow in their organization. The term “DevOps” has been around for almost 15 years now. It’s still a widely misunderstood and misused term. We still see software organizations that have a siloed “DevOps team”, a complete […]

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More learnings from Agile Testing Days 2023 – part 3

More learnings from Agile Testing Days 2023! This is part 3, and I’ll need at least one more post! I still haven’t gotten to the extracurricular fun, though you can see in the featured image, ATD is conveniently located near the incredibly beautiful Sans Souci Park! Dealing with conflict One of my favorite keynotes was […]

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