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Assessing Testing and Deployment – Episode 56

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub – it’s episode 56 where we talk about Assessing Testing and Deployment with Amy Phillips.

In this episode Steve and Amy talk about how to assess a team or company’s testing and deployment activities, whether you are new to the company or looking to improve an existing team.

We mention the concept of four key metrics; lead time, deployment frequency, mean time to restore (MTTR) and change fail percentage and the book Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim. It’s well worth buying

Leading Quality – Episode 55

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, Episode 55 – Leading Quality. In this episode we sit down with Ronald Cummings-John to chat about his new book Leading Quality, and how we can all help to change the quality narrative in organisations.

You can learn more about the new book, written with Owais Peer at https://leadingqualitybook.com, and read a free chapter from the book or pre-order the whole thing 🙂

Code Coverage and Test Coverage – Testing In The Pub Episode 54

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, its episode 54 – Code Coverage and Test Coverage.

How do you measure your testing effort? And how do you report on it? Is it as valuable as it could be, and adjusted for the audience who will read it? Listen to Dan and Steve chat about all things code and test coverage related and discuss how they’ve reported on quality and testing efforts in the past.

As always, we’d love to hear about your experiences and how you do things. So drop us a line at testing@testinginthepub.co.uk, leave a comment on the website or contact us on Twitter or Instagram (@testinginthepub).

Episode 52 – Communities

Welcome back to another Testing In the Pub, Episode 52 – Communities.

In this episode we talk about communities. Inclusive vs exclusive,  internal vs external and how the communities have helped us. Is the  industry is in trouble because external communities don’t mix? And what are we doing to try and solve that? We then finish up talking about how people can get involved in the community.

Episode 50 – Hiring

Yes, it’s episode 50 – Hiring.

In this episode we talk about hiring, both from the perspective of someone wanting to be hired, and someone hiring. It’s the first part of a two part episode.

As you may notice we ‘may’ have forgotten that we’ve reached the landmark of 50 episodes. Oops 🙂 Thanks to everyone who’s listened so far, we’ve got lots more great episodes planned to stick around for what comes next.

Episode 48 – More Psychology In Testing

Welcome back to another Testing In the Pub, Episode 48 – More Psychology In Testing.

In this episode we expand on our previous discussion about Psychology In Testing and talk more about ignorance, biases and emotions.

There’s some great resources out there if you want to find out more:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
  • http://www.developsense.com/presentations/2013-05-STAREast-EmotionsInSoftwareTesting.pdf
  • https://www.slideshare.net/sjanaway/testing-your-emotions
  • http://www.corvusintl.com/CACM002-5OI.htm

And lots of great links on Huib Schoots site: http://www.huibschoots.nl/wordpress/?page_id=441#science

 

Episode 47 – AI and Ethics and Quality

Welcome back to Testing In the Pub Episode 47  – AI and Ethics and Quality

In this new episode we talk about AI and how it’s being used particularly in virtual assistants, how ethics are important, and how all of those presents opportunities for those of us involved in software quality.

Thanks to Hindsight Software, the BDD specialists for their continued support of Testing In the Pub.

Episode 45 – Psychology In Testing – Ignorance

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub where we continue the series on Psychology In Testing and talk about Ignorance.

We talk about:

  • What is ignorance and what’s it’s relationship to information?
  • What is the value of understanding ignorance?
  • Being unaware of ignorance
  • Why we can never know everything
  • The 5 orders of ignorance
  • How ignorance grows faster than knowledge
  • How when we answer one question and gain knowledge, that knowledge causes us to learn about more ignorance
  • How do we actually discover more?
    • Processes/activities
    • Investigation
    • Testing

Testing In The Pub Episode 44 – Psychology In Testing – Information

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, the first of a series on Psychology In Testing, where we talk about Information. What role does information play in a software delivery team and how should you approach discovering and sharing information?

Testing In The Pub Episode 42 – Breaking Into Agile Testing

Welcome back to another episode of Testing In The Pub – Breaking Into Agile Testing.

In this episode we talk about how to get started when testing in an agile team, we discuss the challenges that testers face, and give some hints and tips on how to succeed.

When working in, and running, agile teams we’ve both found the following books and articles helpful. Hopefully you will too:

Thanks to Hindsight Software for sponsoring this episode.