Category Archives: Professional Writing and Publications

Articles I Wrote that were Published through Tea-Time With Testers

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Over the years, I had the pleasure of writing articles and several series for Tea-Time with Testers. My series included: How to Develop a Strategy for Cross-Browser Testing, Career Development and Learning Strategies for Testers and Introducing Session-Based Testing into your Testing department. Below are my articles in their original format. The attachments are in PDF format and you can read a lot of wonderful articles on Tea-Time with Testers.

2013 Articles

Introducing Session-Based Testing to Your Team Part 2 – December 2013 / January 2014
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This article is focused on introducing session-based testing in your testing group after attending training.

Introducing Session-Based Testing to Your Team Part 1 – October 2013
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This series will discuss how you can use session-based testing and tools like mind maps while providing suggestions on how to implement change within your testing team or department.

Prepare for Promotion Now! – Women in Testing Special September 2013
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We often hear how the number of women moving up the corporate ladder becomes smaller at each rung. There are a lot of good conversations discussing the various reasons that factor into this problem. This article is based upon my experience on a few things women can do to let their voices be heard, have more influence, and prepare for senior level positions.

Using Mind Maps to Organize your Cross-Browser Testing Part 5 – February / March 2013
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In this part of the series, I shared sample mind maps that I find useful in organizing my testing.

2012 Articles

Balancing Time with Cross-Browser Testing Part 4 – December 2012
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In this part of the series, I shared sample mind maps that I find useful in organizing my testing.

Importance of Social Networking Part 3 – August 2012
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In this article I shared information I gathered through the Testing Community on how to perform cross-browser testing.

Understanding Browser Compatibility Strategies Part 2 – July 2012
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In this article I shared information I gathered through the Testing Community on how to perform cross-browser testing.

Understanding Browser Compatibility Strategies Part 1 – June 2012
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In this article I shared information I gathered through the Testing Community on how to perform cross-browser testing.

Contributing to the Testing Community – May 2012
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In this article I discussed the importance of building relationships within the Testing Community and contributing.

Training Someone New to Testing Part 2 – April 2012
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This series focus on training someone who is new to the Testing field.

Training Someone New to Testing Part 1 – March 2012
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This series focus on training someone who is new to the Testing field.

Facilitating a Journal Club – February 2012
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In this article I provided suggestions on how to start to start a journal club to provide opportunities for Testers to discuss current trends.

Developing a Career Plan – January 2012
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The focus of this article is developing a career plan with approaches that a manager can implement for his department and testers can adopt for their own professional development.

2011 Articles

Onboarding New Testers – November 2011
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The focus of this article is onboarding newly hired testers into your department.

Articles I Wrote That Were Published in Testing Circus #Testing

publicationsOver the years, I had the pleasure of writing articles on testing, training, career development and other topics for Testing Circus. Below are my articles in their original format. Some of the articles I have revised and posted on The Testers Edge based upon what I have learned since that time or to take a different approach on the material. The attachments are PDF and you can find the magazines with a lot of great articles on Testing Circus.

2013 Articles

Are You Listening to Your Intuition? – 2013 September
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A lot has been written on how to progress your testing skills but an area often overlooked is listening to our intuition.

How Do I Manage My Time When There Is So Much To Do, 2nd part – 2013 April
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This article is the second part of “How Do I Manage My Time When there is so Much to Do?”

How Do I Manage My Time When There Is So Much To Do, 1st part – 2013 March
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With this article I addressed a few questions and challenges I face as a Software Testing Manager.

Who do I ask questions? – 2013 February
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In this article I discussed the importance of building relationships to help you identify the right person to ask questions and gather information.

How do I know when to stop testing – 2013 January
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In this article I addressed the often-asked question “how do I know when to stop testing?”

2012 Articles

How can I learn to Test – 2012 December
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In this article I addressed the question “how can I learn to test?”

Do you think I could be a tester, Part 2 – 2012 November
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In this article I addressed the question “do you think I could be a tester?”

Do you think I could be a tester, Part 1 – 2012 October
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In this article I addressed the question “do you think I could be a tester?”

Performing Risk Assessment Part 3 – 2012 September
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The last part of this series discusses a post-testing risk assessment or what is sometimes called lesson learned.

Performing Risk Assessment Part 2 – 2012 August
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The second part of this series is focused on monitoring initial risks and identifying new risks based upon what is learned during testing.

Performing Risk Assessment Part 1 – 2012 June
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The first part of this series is focused on identifying risks prior to testing.

Can We Approach Metrics Differently? Part 3 – 2012 May
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This part addressed defining a goal, metric setting, and guidelines for presenting information to senior management.

Can We Approach Metrics Differently? Part 2 – 2012 April
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This part addressed “The Five Whys” which is a fact-based approach to identifying the root cause of a problem.

Can We Approach Metrics Differently? Part 1 – 2012 March
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This part addressed providing a foundation in analyzing information to define your problems.

Four Questions to Consider When Writing a Test Report – 2012 February
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This article discussed guidelines for writing a test report.

What is a Tester’s Role in Quality Part 2 – 2012 January
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The second part of this article discussed how the processes and testing approaches adopted by a Testing Department and how they impact the product’s quality

2011 Articles

Guidelines on Writing a Meaningful Problem Report – 2011 November
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General guidelines that a tester can follow when researching and developing a problem report

You Want it When? Part 2 – 2011 October
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This part discussed approaches to prepare for testing when timelines have been reduced which may require the testing team to work extended hours

You Want it When? Part 1 – 2011 September
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This part discussed how to prepare for testing to hit the ground running.

Regression Risk-Based Testing – 2011 August
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This article discussed different approaches to assessing risk that can be used to develop both a modified- and core-regression strategy.

Breaking the Testing Mindsets – 2011 July
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This article discussed different ways to approach a testing problem.

A Test Matrix Approach for Organizing Testing – 2011 June
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This article discussed how to use a test matrix instead of test cases.

Planning Your Next Testing Assignments – 2011 May
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This article provided suggestions on planning a testing assignment. Translate the word “PLAN” into four actionable steps: Prepare, Layout, Analyze, and Navigate.