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Cambridge Lean Coffee – 20/01/2016 – All about the automation…

Cambridge Lean Coffee – 20/01/2016 – All about the automation…

Lean coffee this month was hosted by Towers Watson. Our group today had a mix 50/50 of testers and developers which made for an automation bias in the topics which made for an interesting change of discussions. Why do we need to employ testers? (when we have good test automation)…. very common question from non-testers. The question framed from the query about at which point do you add testers to a team/company when your developers have or are planning to have solid…

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Games and growth – Agile Testing Days 2015 – Day 2

Games and growth – Agile Testing Days 2015 – Day 2

Got up early enough and was awake enough (just) to get to Lean Coffee this morning, and as always it ended up with 4 groups of ‘leaners’! Our table had some familiar faces, Emma (@EmmaATester), Abby (@a_bangser) and Michael Larsen (@mkltesthead) as well as several new ones. The topics were varied which conference lean coffee’s always are, and we talked about topics such as whether there were any good metrics for measuring testing, KPI’s for a team/company transitioning to ‘Agile’,…

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Cambridge Lean Coffee – June 2015

Cambridge Lean Coffee – June 2015

This months Cambridge Lean Coffee was kindly hosted by Linguamatics for the first time; big thanks to James Thomas, Head of Testing, for making us feel welcome. It was another large group, with over 15 people in attendance! Here are the topics we discussed and those that were on the backlog: Done Testing Katas – any experience? Knowledge sharing across QA in scrum teams/how to nuture testers across teams Any experiences of introducing agile testing methods to traditional environments Backlog…

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Cambridge Lean Coffee – May 2015

Cambridge Lean Coffee – May 2015

Held at Redgate Software on the 27th May with 10 people attending This isn’t a write up about the discussions we had, but we decided that it would be cool to list topics that were discussed/on the backlog. We talked about How sacrosanct do you treat exploratory testing Developer/QA pairings Time estimates – tips & tricks Generalise or Specialise? What did you last learn about testing? Left on the backlog What (if any) conferences do you recommend? How far do you go…

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Cambridge Lean Coffee – April 2015

Cambridge Lean Coffee – April 2015

Held at DisplayLink on the 29th April – there were a whopping 18 people in attendance! This isn’t a write up about the discussions we had, but we decided that it would be cool to list topics that were discussed/on the backlog. We talked about Regression testing – what to cut? Test strategies – what real value have you found in them? How do you make sure testing takes place early enough in a sprint? Left on the backlog Scrum…

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TestBash 2015 – Sun, Sea and Test

TestBash 2015 – Sun, Sea and Test

March, Brighton and Testers can mean only one thing… TestBash is back! TestBash 2015 was the second one I’ve attended and this year did not disappoint, in fact I found it better than last year. But first, one of the reasons I was at TestBash this year was to run the Lean Coffee pre-conference event. Following the same last year, Rosie obviously deemed it not to be a total disaster and let me do it again! This year, however, I…

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Lean coffee at TestBash

Lean coffee at TestBash

Agile testing days 2012, Lisa Crispin and twitter was the combination of things that gave me my first lean coffee experience. It helped me to meet other testers at the conference, and showed me that I had some experiences to offer others as well as learning so much from them in return. Fast forward 18 months and after getting accepted to speak at TestBash 3, I email Rosie Sherry and offer to run a lean coffee at the conference. I…

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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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