Following on from our Top Three Skills survey, we (and John Stevenson specifically) would like to know more about your testing career generally. Where did you come from? How’s it going? Where would you like to be in a few years, etc. The results and finished analysis will be published in the Skills issue. We’d [...]
Here’s a tiny survey on ‘skills’ – our theme for the next issue of The Testing Planet. Results for this and other Tiny survey’s we will be doing will be published online in July. Don’t forget you can submit an article to The Testing Planet too. You might need some writing skills and you have [...]
While creating the leadership issue  of The Testing Planet, we approached a number of experts in the testing field. We wanted to find out what makes them tick. What sort of an environment shaped and moulded them? Is leadership an evolutionary step, or an act of will? I can’t say that you’ll find all of [...]
So you test stuff. Maybe you have the word “test” in your current job title. Maybe you don’t. You’re not defined by the activities you perform, or what your job title is. You’re propelled forward by a belief in your ability to excel and rise above the crowd. You take great pride in your work. [...]
We had a survey for Issue 10 of The Testing Planet and we promised we would share it. Here are the results! (Click for full size)
For The Testing Planet leadership issue, we asked Seth Eliot – what made you a leader? Here’s his response: I am still figuring it out. And I think even if I make VP (and yes Microsoft is one of the few tech companies to have software quality folks at VP level positions) then I will [...]
For The Testing Planet leadership issue, we asked Markus Gärtner – what made you a leader? Here’s his response: Being an introvert, my preferences early went for things I can do quite easily. That includes writing, reading, and bringing my thoughts down for others to read as in blogs, articles, and occasionally even books. That said, [...]
For The Testing Planet leadership issue, we asked Tony Bruce – what made you a leader? Here’s his response: I’m not sure I am a leader, at least I’ve never thought of myself that way. Sometimes I see things that are missing/decisions need to be made/something needs to be said/something needs to be done and [...]
For The Testing Planet leadership issue, we asked Alan Page – what made you a leader? Here’s his response: The short answer is one word; necessity. There’s a bit of a self-perpetuating prophecy with leadership. Leaders (or would-be leaders) tend to see well beyond the immediate tasks at hand and see a roadmap of a [...]
For The Testing Planet leadership issue, we asked Jonathan Kohl – what made you a leader? Here’s his response: People made me a leader – they nominated me internally when I worked in an organization. They asked me to lead and to help with strategy on projects, to help adapt processes and develop policy, and [...]
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