A few years ago I wrote an article about being a T-Shaped Tester. It seemed to resonate with many people who expanded on that post with testers of all different shapes and sizes. In reality, it wasn’t really an article just about testers, the T-Shaped idea (originated by Ideo) applies to any role in the business. […]
Hiring the right person requires knowing your problems and opportunities. The best way to get the right hire for your team is to understand what problems that new hire will solve, or what opportunities they will open up. […]
I’m very grateful for my career and everything I have experienced, but I wish I’d been mentally stronger at times and worried less about certain aspects of my career. That’s why I have written a new book. It’s a book for myself now, and 20 years ago. It’s a book I wished I’d had back then, and a book I’m glad I can refer to now. […]
To future proof your career – you need to treat the task like innovation in business. In the tech world you’ll often hear about companies focusing on innovation and one way to describe this is by using the S-Curve idea.
Imagine the letter S like the one in the image below. […]
Blogging has been, without a doubt, one of the most amazing aspects of my career and creative life. I started a blog way back in about 2007. My first blog was on the Google blogger platform and was all about communication and testing. The site has since been removed – I’d forgotten my password and Read more about Some thoughts on starting a blog[…]
You always have a choice. Leave it to fall apart. Leave people to follow the path of least resistance. Don’t try to improve anything. You could do this, but don’t be surprised when people aren’t complimentary about your hiring and joining process. Don’t be surprised if they leave your company after just a few weeks or months, or they don’t accept the job, or on Day 1 they wonder why they joined. […]
The tech world moves fast. New technology. New consumer markets. New coding languages. New delivery methodologies. And for some companies, new ways of hiring and on boarding technology professionals. Sadly though, there are still many companies struggling to find, attract, hire and onboard new hires with grace, dignity and efficiency. So I wrote a book Read more about How to hire and onboard Technologists – the book[…]