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Bullying: My journey through it

I’ve seen a lot of posts over the last few months about bullying, specifically in the workplace; with facts and figures, and others commenting that, for whatever reason, think they’re qualified to pass comment on such things with their, I’m sure,...

The Power of Language

In today’s world, I cannot believe that people, especially those in a position of authority, are still seemingly ignorant of the power of language. Even if it’s a written note, email or in-person and out loud, it still has the same, if not more of, an...

An apology and, maybe, an explanation.

So, as inferred in the title, I need to apologise to those that read this blog; more for the lack of posts in recent months than anything specific. Mea culpa. What’s worse, is that I have more posts in my draft folder than I have live on the blog! I’m not...

Affecting Change/Being Disruptive

“…but we all appreciate positive disruption. We need to learn to take note in the first few months of people raising their ideas, as they’re not ‘beaten into acceptance’ of things never going to change…” How many times have...

A month of reflection (and still testing)

Who’s a pretty boy then? Don’t worry about the Zombie just yet. It will make sense as you read.It’s not everyone that can say they’ve been lucky enough to have a month off from work. And in relation to this post, I can say that this is...

An interesting year. More to come.

A year in “development”… “Something about the last year, growing the test team, getting to Head of Test and unification of tools…”Me – 2017 The above was an idea for a blog post that I started to write in October of last year....
The challenge of a new start(er)

The challenge of a new start(er)

Now, just to say firstly, that’s not for me. This is me thinking about the challenge of training a new tester. How does one go about training a new starter, as well as someone new to testing? Some might think me a bit mad for taking on someone so...

A little treasure – How to Test (Free eBook)

So, just having a look about at more test blogs and I stumbled across this little gem of a booK that’s FREE! Yes, that’s right, FREE! (Every body loves free stuff, especially when it’s something we’re all invensted in)....

Leading a Test Team: The Challenge Ahead

So, I very nearly named this blog post “Leading a ‘Testing’ Team”. I don’t know if that was a Freudian slip on my part, or actually if it’s just a statement of fact. How does someone go about leading a test team, or a testing team...