Deep testing and “Deep Work” (Cal Newport)

I’ve just finished reading Deep Work by Cal Newport and I found it engaging, interesting and applicable. While reading it, there were many reminders for me of the work of Michael Bolton and James Bach around “deep testing”. Cal defines “Deep Work” as: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your […]

A year has gone…

Almost unbelievably, it’s now been a year since I left my long stint at Quest Software. It’s been a very different year for me than any of the previous 25-or-so spent in full-time employment in the IT industry. The continuing impact of COVID-19 on day-to-day life in my part of the world has also made […]

Is talking about “scaling” human testing missing the point?

I recently came across an article from Adam Piskorek about the way Google tests its software. While I was already familiar with the book How Google Tests Software (by James Whittaker, Jason Arbon et al, 2012), Adam’s article introduced another newer book about how Google approaches software engineering more generally, Software Engineering at Google: Lessons […]

Lessons learned from writing a ten-part blog series

After leaving Quest back in August 2020, I spent some time working on ideas for a new venture. During this time, I learned some useful lessons from courses by Pat Flynn and got some excellent ideas from Teachable‘s Share What You Know Summit. When I launched my new software testing consultancy, Dr Lee Consulting, I […]