Impostor Syndrome, and 99 Seconds of Fame

First in a series of posts reflecting on lessons learned and realisations, well, realised at Testbash Manchester 2017 Edit – Video now online at https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/lessons/99-second-talks-testbash-manchester-2017 – I’m at ~7:10. Requires (free) signup. I spoke! I spoke at a damn testing conference! Maybe I can make it in this testing game after all! Sure, it was a […]

Moving Test Upstream – How to test the whole SDLC

Fourth in a series of posts summing up my thoughts on the Ministry of Testing’s latest success, TestBash Manchester 2016. As testers, we’re used to hearing the value of “shifting testing left” in the software development life-cycle. By finding problems sooner, we can be instrumental in saving the business money, effort and time rectifying costly […]

Top 3 New Skills from TestBash Manchester 2016

Third in a series of posts summing up my thoughts on the Ministry of Testing’s latest success. Note: The summaries below are based on my takeaways from the discussions, and are not necessarily representative of either the original intent or meaning of their authors! I only offer my perspective on what I heard, so my […]

Top 3 Big Ideas from TestBash Manchester 2016

First in a series of posts summing up my thoughts on the Ministry of Testing’s latest success. Note: The summaries below are based on my takeaways from the discussions, and are not necessarily representative of either the original intent or meaning of their authors! I only offer my perspective on what I heard, so my […]

Hello Worldb – new testing blog in town

( ^ How to drive testers to your blog? I’m going with the irritant marketing approach… ^ ) Hi, I’m Stu, and I test software for a living. After some brief forays in the past, my recent trip to TestBash Manchester (2016) has left me fired up and very keen to start posting my ramblings and […]