Iain McCowatt
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Sharing the knowledge love

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Thomas Jan 6, 2012. 26 Replies

Emotional responses to code quality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Iain McCowatt Nov 9, 2009. 12 Replies

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James Curran replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Reliability, the sledgehammer, and the nut-under-test
"Do you ever use video to record the end user's screen and try to capture the correct sequence/state that way?"
Mar 13
Iain McCowatt replied to James Christie's discussion ISO 29119 the new international software testing standard - what about it?
"My thoughts: - there will be plenty of good testing that complies with the standard - there will be plenty of good testing that doesn't comply with the standard - there will be plenty of crappy testing that complies with the standard - there…"
Jun 7, 2012
Iain McCowatt replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion What makes testing lean?
"What makes testing lean? Like a building, poor foundations will do it ;-)"
Apr 19, 2012
Iain McCowatt replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Great to feel like we are a stepping stone...
"Strange. For me, testing feels like a culmination, a convergence of skills acquired before it found me. I find it hard to imagine STARTING in testing."
Mar 14, 2012
James Thomas replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"1) Testers watch all bug and support trafficI like the sound of this. If nothing else this can be an excellent source of test ideas. How does this work for you? Do you often get "ah ha" moments? We probably don't leap out of the…"
Jan 6, 2012
Iain McCowatt replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Thanks James. I'm going to tease a few of threads out of this: 1) Testers watch all bug and support traffic I like the sound of this. If nothing else this cabe aescellent source of test ideas. How does this work for you? Do you often get…"
Jan 5, 2012
Stephen Janaway replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Great, thanks for the update Amy. I think I'm going to try this in one of my teams now. "
Jan 5, 2012
Iain McCowatt replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Weekly talks were very successful in one team - at least in terms of turning people on to topics and getting them to invest in learning more, but fizzled pretty quick in the other I tried it in. As you suggest, I think the team dynamic had a lot to…"
Jan 5, 2012
Iain McCowatt replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"We've recently rolled out something similar. There's a lot of it going about."
Jan 5, 2012
Amy Phillips replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Stephen, I did try it, as the team lead I found it useful and there was an improvement in people at least thinking about what they could improve each week. We did it as individual's but went around the group at our daily stand-up meeting,…"
Jan 5, 2012
James Thomas replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Hi Iain, Some approaches that I use: weekly team meetings have a designated "discussion" section that anyone can talk about anything they like in. If no-one has anything to discuss, we finish earlier but that doesn't seem to have…"
Jan 5, 2012
Stephen Janaway replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"I really like this idea of resolutions - I'd also be interested to know if you tried it and how it went. Was it well received, did people really see it as not singling them out, and did you approach each person individually with the proposal or…"
Jan 5, 2012
Stephen Janaway replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Speaking of micro blogging, what we also have here where I work at the moment is an internal social networking platform, a sort of cross between Twitter and Facebook. That's also great for information sharing although probably not worth the…"
Jan 5, 2012
Amy Phillips replied to Iain McCowatt's discussion Sharing the knowledge love
"Iain,  Yes the new-weeks resolutions was interesting, I think the focus has to be on what can I do better rather than on what I need to improve to avoid people feeling that they are sharing a weakness. I'd be interested in having the…"
Jan 5, 2012
Iain McCowatt commented on Jeff Lucas's blog post Testing Lessons from "Tacit and Explicit Knowledge"
"Jeff, Thanks so much for writing this. Sounds like a book I have to read. Iain"
Jan 4, 2012
Iain McCowatt replied to Marco's discussion Quality Gate: what should I check ????
"Nope that wasn't it, see above. Sorry for the drive by lack of clarity."
Jan 4, 2012

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At 14:59 on November 15, 2009, Michele Smith said…
Hi Iain... I am really liking Bug Advocacy so far... only trouble is time... as always :) How about you?
 
 
 

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