Five Blogs – 29 January 2023

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Why You Should Use Why Questions In Your Coaching Conversations.

Written by: Vernon Richards

Is there room for meanness in coaching? 4 ideas to use in your next session
Written by: Vernon Richards

One Thing Testers Should Remember Before Inflicting Help On Their Teammates.
Written by: Vernon Richards

One Thing That Coaches and Testers Have In Common.
Written by: Vernon Richards

The “Universal” Test Strategy (WIP).
Written by: Vernon Richards

Extra:

The Important Lesson I’ve Been Learning All Week But Didn’t Notice.
Written by: Vernon Richards

Quote of the day:
“You want to be successful, you must respect one rule: never lie to yourself.” -Paulo Coelho

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Five Blogs – 27 December 2022

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What is an IP address and how can you change it with a VPN?
Written by: Michael Gariffo

Collaborating to build better software
Written by: Ben Dowen

ChatGPT for testers
Written by: Matt Heusser

Everything has changed
Written by: Alan Page

When Management Asks “Why Didn’t You Find That Bug?”
Written by: Michael Bolton

Quote of the day:
“The heart will tell you what; the mind will tell you how.” -Brianna Wiest

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Five Blogs – 23 December 2022

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Leadership Tip #19: How “Team Building” Activities Help and Hurt People and Teams
Written by: Johanna Rothman

Ask Yourself What Really Matters
Written by: Frank Sonnenberg

How To Handle Imposter Syndrome To Be More Effective At Work
Written by: Rebecca Fraser-Thill

Granularity Familiarity
Written by: James Thomas

The pitfalls of blocking IP addresses
Written by: Pieter Arntz

Quote of the day:
“The deeper the feeling, the greater the pain.” -Leonardo da Vinci

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Five Blogs – 28 November 2022

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What to Do If You Work for a Toxic Boss
Written by: Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek

Getting up to speed on a new team
Written by: Sam Connelly

How to reduce test failures in CI\CD pipelines?
Written by: Olga Sheremeta

6 Tips To Help Non-Testers Understand What’s Impacting Quality and Testing In Their Team Without Having To Become Testing Experts
Written by: Vernon Richards

Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down: From a Real Twitter SRE
Written by: Matthew Tejo

Quote of the day:
“It’s hard to be always the same person” -Dorothea Tanning

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Five Blogs – 28 October 2022

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How to increase and maintain team motivation
Written by: David Tzemach

Purposeful Planning
Written by: Steve Keating

If You Can Do Exploratory Testing, You Can Ask Powerful Coaching Questions (And Vice Versa!)
Written by: Vernon Richards

Strategy Without Purpose Will Always Fail
Written by: Greg Satell

What is Phishing Resistant MFA?
Written by: Lance Spitzner

Quote of the day:
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” -Lois Lowry

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Five Blogs – 27 October 2022

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Test Automation Framework · Reporting & Observability (Part 5/5)
Written by: Damian Moga

Electric vehicles and charging stations fuel cybersecurity concerns
Written by: Bree Tracey

Test Automation Estimation
Written by: Artur Shevchenko

Are Agile Self-Managing Teams Realistic with Layered Management
Written by: Amy E. Reichert

5 Powerful Ways Having A Positive Attitude Can Be A Game Changer
Written by: Lolly Daskal

Extra:

Here Are 7 Ways Testers Can Compare Scripting And Exploring So They Can Choose The Appropriate Approach To Use
Written by: Vernon Richards

Quote of the day:
“Valid criticism does you a favor” -Carl Sagan

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Five Blogs – 17 October 2022

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Saturday Sage: Productive Doubting
Written by: Dan Rockwell

Why is being “Done” in Agile teams so tragically misunderstood?
Written by: Todd Lankford

Getting Rid of QA Engineers is a Mistake
Written by: Tyler Hawkins

Police Tricked Ransomware Gang to Obtain More than 150 Decryption Keys
Written by: Gurubaran S

The Power of Small Groups—And How to Run Them
Written by: Gregg Vanourek

Quote of the day:
“Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.” -Veronica Roth

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Five Blogs – 20 September 2022

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Initial Negative Reaction: Value of Leaders Not Showing It
Written by: Kate Nasser

How to make a start with Test Automation
Written by: Ben Dowen

IoT: Europe readies cybersecurity rules for smart devices – with big fines attached
Written by: Liam Tung

TBM 40/52: Drivers vs. Fixers
Written by: John Cutler

Team Owns Quality
Written by: Ryan Craven

Quote of the day:
“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.” -Cassey Ho

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Five Blogs – 7 September 2022

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Can There Be Testers in Scrum?
Written by: Federico Toledo

Tip 19: Consider your options for reteaming
Written by: Jurgen Appelo

20 Systems (over) Thinker Tips
Written by: Viktor Cessan

The Origins of the Term Bug
Written by: Delvis Echeverria

Threatening to End an Argument
Written by: Steve Keating

Quote of the day:
“If we do our best in this moment, we have no time to worry about what may come or has gone.” -Iyanla Vanzant

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Five Blogs – 6 September 2022

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Network Penetration Testing
Written by: Ross Jackman

How to Effectively Hire Testers to Join Your Team
Written by: Dennis Martinez

Making Great Waves: 8 Software Testing Convictions
Written by: Adam Knight

API Testing: Using the Fluent Interface Pattern for JSON Assertions
Written by: Patrick Prill

Quality Gates in Agile Development
Written by: Christian Nissen

Quote of the day:
“A soulmate is someone who does the same weird things as you, you find perfectly normal.” -Ralph Smart

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