Sunday, 4 July 2010

Carnival of Testers #11

June was a busy month - not only were there a range of good blog posts but the World Cup in South Africa kicked off. Many people heard about the vuvuzela for the first time - and a host of football cliches and analogies (not new for many!) I'll try to maintain part of the spirit with the odd footy cliche or analogy.

Testing is a funny old game. Enjoy!

Markus Gärtner kicked-off the month with a good write-up from XP2010 of a Lean presentation by Mary Poppendieck.

She shoots, she scores! Parimala Shankaraiah with a good retrospective, here.

Some hard work in the middle of the pitch! Jon Bach and Lisa Crispin (amongst others) tackled the subject of Diversity in Agile and Women in Agile.

A dazzling run down the wing with a nice piece on Jon Bach's observations around approaching a combination lock problem.

A long throw-in from Trish Khoo continuing the gender diversity in IT, here.

Alan Page shows it's a game of two halves with his recount on the wide wide world of testing sources.

There are no easy games from James Bach and his views on the need for challenge (and why he does it) in the testing culture.

If you missed it the first time then the replay has plenty of highlights from James Christie's call for testers to challenge the culture.

A great advert for the game from John Stevenson and his account of a training session in India.

Andréas Prins was strong on paper with his post on his learning and sources around test profession-related learning.

With a few minutes of the game left Maura van der Linden gave a great account on her experience with transpection.

A strong challenge from Abe Heward and his assertion that good testers are not robots.

A late corner from Michele Smith with a testing question on a "bug free" claim.

Gatecrashing the top 4 was Simon Morley and his thinking about showing his thinking post.

Zeger Van Hese's ran his socks off with his perspective on collateral product features turns up.

Into extra-time and illuminating perspectives and observations on a WTANZ session from Keis. What a lovely finish!

Until next time, enjoy!

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