A couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with my manager whether we can set an initiative that we worked on to “Completed”. We had developed our part and handed it over to another team to consume the changes. But there were good chances that they would come back to us with further suggestions, […]Read More Are we Done? Really Done?
The book: Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value The author: Melissa Perri The build trap is when organizations become stuck measuring their success by outputs rather than outcomes. I guess this relates to a point made in Accelerate about measurement models. It’s preferable to use a capabilities model of measurement […]Read More Quotes & Notes on “Escaping the Build Trap” by Melissa Perri
Recently, I was asked to give a 15 minute introduction on Quality Strategy in DevOps for our upcoming “Efficient DevOps with SAP” course and I happily accepted. And then, to my horror of horrors, I realised that I needed to figure out what a Quality Strategy is and what makes it unique in a DevOps […]Read More How does Quality fit in CALMS?
I created this blog a little more than 2 years ago, when I was on parental leave to take care of my second child. Unlike my firstborn, this little one would eat and sleep well without any major drama which gave me enough time to do other things besides household chores. A year later I […]Read More On Working and Blogging
Last month, I was lucky enough to attend the London edition of the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2020. Like most events this year, I got to watch the presentations from the comfort of my living room even though I was planning to go to London for it. The reason this conference is particularly interesting to me […]Read More DevOps Enterprise Summit 2020 – Notes on Compliance
Not having the word “quality” in my job description is something new for me. I went from “Quality Engineer”, to “Quality Product Accountable”, to “Quality Coach”, always being directly involved in the quality of the product or the process. Now as a product owner I am trying to figure out what is my role in […]Read More Shifting my Quality Perspective: From a Quality to a Product Owner Role
After a small break, I continue with the final part of my Beta testing findings, from some research I did a couple of years back. This one is about how to guide your users through the Beta testing phase and how to ramp up the activities at the end.Read More A Pocket Guide to Beta Testing – Part 3
A couple of months ago, I wrote up a cheat-sheet for laws, principles & the such, as a quick reference to theories or adages that I often heard referenced in software development discussions. Here is the second part, for things that I needed to look up since that first post.Read More Cheat-sheet for More Laws, Principles & the Such
A couple of weeks back I posted a blog on how to set up a Beta testing phase, based on resources I found online a couple of years back. In this post I continue with the second stage of Beta testing, Onboarding the Testers, focusing on giving the right amount of information to the testers […]Read More A Pocket Guide to Beta Testing – Part 2
A couple of years back, a team I was coaching wanted to organise a Beta testing phase for their newly developed product. Since I personally never set-up such an activity, I created a guide for them based on material I found online plus company specific information. Now, as a product owner, I want to try […]Read More A Pocket Guide to Beta Testing – Part 1
Imagine it’s your first day at a new school and you are asked to join the basketball team as their captain and coach. Everyone is playing along nicely when you show up, the new kid. You have been playing basketball for some time but you never had any decision making position before. And now here […]Read More First Challenges as a New Product Owner
The book: Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction The authors: Janet Gregory & Lisa Crispin Collaborative testing practices that occur continuously, from inception to delivery and beyond, supporting frequent delivery of value for our customers. Testing activities focus on building quality into the product, using fast feedback loops to validate our understanding. The practices strengthen […]Read More Quotes & Notes on “Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction” by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin
This post first appeared at the DevTestOps community on October 4, 2019. About 5 years ago I was working in a small product that was doing (almost) everything the DevOps way. We had the works: code and tests versioned in git, trunk based development, building the code once (more or less), feature toggles, daily deployments, […]Read More Keeping Up with Compliance in a DevOps World
“Can we release this feature?” is usually a question answered by humans, not machines. From what I have seen around, even teams that practice continuous deployment seem to take a step back to consider whether they are ready to expose new functionality to their users. My impression is that “release decision” time might vary from […]Read More Some Ideas for Reducing “Release Decision” Time
Have you ever been in a conversation where somebody ends an argument with something like “But as we all know this will never work because of Conway’s Law”? And even worse, have you found yourself thoughtfully nodding even though you are not 100% sure what Conway’s Law exactly says? I for one admit to have […]Read More Cheat-sheet for Laws, Principles & the such