At Testagility, we appreciate the importance of our next generation being adept in the world of software development and we want to play our part in helping children leave education with the skills necessary to thrive in the world that awaits them.
Duncs is our STEM Ambassador & always looking for opportunities to help our education system by providing IT related training to students, from primary schools through to Univerities.
How can he help you?
I've had several conversations recently around
"Isn't a story wall/Kanban board just a waterfall process presented on a wall?"
For teams new to Agile the answer to this question will typically be yes. And that's ok.
In this post, I share the value that can be gained by visualising your waterfall process on the wall & what advise on what your next steps could be...
Several organisations have spoken to me about how they can accommodate cross-device / platform testing within the short, iterative cycles of Agile development methodology.
Our conversations start with the usual request for automation frameworks, parallelisation of automated tests, 3rd party device labs but after I've spent some time discussing the overall deployment pipeline we discover other options are available to us.
Options that don't involve writing code...
Testagility's reason for being & passion is to help people test better & have fun whilst doing it. We provide several means of making this happen, one of which is co-sponsoring the North West Exploratory Workshop on Testing (NWEWT)
NWEWT is a weekend-long peer conference of 15 - 20 attendees which enables facilitated deep discussions on software testing related topics.
This year the topic was "innovation in testing".
As well as some fantastic insights from the speakers & discussions themselves, there were also some great points around the conference format & attendees which were uncovered in the retro at the end of the weekend.
You can read the write up on the Association for Software Testing website who are the other sponsor for the event.
We've recently joined the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA)
This is a fantastic opportunity for us to contribute to an already thriving community which closely aligns to our ways of thinking.
Specific areas of interest for us include the communities, think tanks, creating change & of course developing our network.
We're really looking forward to helping the community, both here in the North West & further afield!
At Testagility, we're big fans of Virginia Satir, in particular her Interaction model & how it helps us improve our communication.
The model suggests ways interactions can go astray & ideas for getting them back on track. Check out this great resource for more details on the model.
During the interaction, we can check back with the sender what they sent in order to try & prevent the interaction off track.
This post came about after a conversation I had with a client focusing on the different ways we receivers can misinterpret a message (in the Meaning stage).