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Month: November 2013

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 3 – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? …

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 3 – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? …

Last year I was in the Hotel Am Jägertor down the road from the Dorint, and even though it was a 10-15 min walk away, managed to make every lean coffee. This year we managed to get into the Dorint, and it’s a very different experience! Every evening ended up in the hotel bar, and I found myself socialising so much more this year. However, this probably explains yet another missed lean coffee! I must add that this was not due…

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Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 2 – Certification and documentation ;-)

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 2 – Certification and documentation ;-)

After such a good night at the MIATPP award event, it was rather difficult getting up on the morning of day 2, and all aspirations to attend Lean Coffee again evaporated in favour of an extra half hour in bed! First keynote of the day was Christian Hassa Live it – or leave it: returning your investment into Agile. The gist of this presentation was that you can adopt all the agile processes in the world, but ultimately if you don’t…

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Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 1 – Green is not always good!

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 1 – Green is not always good!

The opening keynote was delivered by Andrea Tomasini, Agile testing is nonsense, because agile is testing. On the face of it, this was a somewhat contentious title given the audience, but the sentiment was intriguing. Testing is an approach, an attitude to apply to a situation, any situation, and not necessarily done by testers. So I kind of agree here, Testing is a mindset, and Testers are not the only ones to have it! Andrea talked about the trap that…

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Agile Testing Days 2013 – Tutorial Day

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Tutorial Day

Potsdam, October… it must be Agile Testing Days! Ok the observant among you will realise that last year it was in November…  Anyway, after my first conference last year I was very excited to return this year, and as a consensus speaker! Sounds strange, but walking into the conference on the tutorial day, had a ‘coming home’ feeling, especially getting re-acquainted with Pete Walen, Matt Heusser, Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory and Carlos Ble, not to mention new friends Dan Ashby…

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