Learn by Failing Forwards?

In agile context, you might have heard of “fail fast”. Rapidly inspecting and adapting gives you the opportunity to change your mind in case the first idea was not as brilliant as thought of. But “fail forwards”? Learn by failing forwards is one of the principles of liberating structures. Liberating structures …

Scriptless Automated Testing – a Solution for Business Testers?

Looking for failures in a system requires curiosity, professional pessimism, a critical eye, attention to detail, good communication with development peers, and experience on which to base error guessing.” This sentence from the CTFL syllabus would also scare you away? It sounds so depressing. Professional pessimism. Who wants that? I …

Are you still Following or do you Lead Already?

The topic of our last StugHH Event reminded me of the German IKEA slogan “wohnst Du noch, oder lebst du schon” (something like “Are you still dwelling or have you got a life already?”). The topic was: “Self-organized teams? Hierarchy? And QA/IT right in the middle?” The event showed that …