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47 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 136: Learning stuff, and why testing isn't quality
This time we talk a bit about learning (including an upcoming webinar from alan - https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-NW-Software-Quality-Conference-PNSQC/events/276239634, and talk about quality vs. testing - which is just another framing of principle 5 of the modern testing principles. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abtesting/support
49 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 135: Record, Playback, and Personality
We talk a bit about personality types (more on this in 136), touch on some thoughts on record & playback automation, and a few other tangential topics. Books mentioned on this podcast include: Accelerate (Forsgren et al) Radical Candor (Scott) Where Good Ideas come from (Johnson) How to Measure Anything (Hubbard) Lean Startup (Ries) The Leaders Guide to Radical Management (Denning) Drive (Pink) One more for the bookshelf that we didn't call out is Principles of Product Development Flow (Reinertsen) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abtesting/support
49 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Episode 134: Easier, Faster, Safer
It's a bit of a meandering discussion this time, but we dance around the role of teams that support other teams success. Here's the blog post link Brent refers to in the podcast - Test Doesn't Understand the Customer --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abtesting/support
49 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 133: Test Ownership and Test Automation
We reflect a bit on Alan's recent article (inspired by episode 132), and then talk quite a bit about the correlation of test automation ownership and quality. We hope you enjoy the show. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abtesting/support
53 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
AB Testing - Episode 132: Mindsets and Metrics
It's our first episode of 2021 - where we talk (a little) about the US political situation, then discuss mindsets and skillsets - and then wrap things up with a discussion on estimation metrics. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abtesting/support
47 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 131: The 2020 Year End Extravaganza
This is our last recording of 2020, so we reflect a little on 2020 and look forward to 2021.
53 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 130: The Pre-Election Episode
We talk a bit about the upcoming U.S. Election, discuss ideal team size, and then workshop some ideas on what “advanced” training for Modern Testing may look like.
51 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 129: Alan’s Journey to Modern Testing
This time it’s the story of Alan – from music teacher to bicycle messenger to modern testing (and just a few steps in between). It’s another view into the origins of modern testing.
52 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 128: Brent’s Path to Modern Testing
It’s origin story time. We talk about the early days of Brent’s testing career and how he found his way into the thing we now call Modern Testing.
54 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 127: Brent’s Hand & Alan’s Org
Apologies for the audio issues – Brent was having technical challenges. We cover stuff related to Alan’s growing team (and responsibilities) at Unity – plus the usual assortment of tangents.
55 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 126: Azure Powered
We talk about what’s going on with Alan’s expanded role at Unity and answer (sort of) a mailbag question about bottlenecks in delivering mobile apps.
24 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
ABT 343 – Andreas Worm
This time, Andreas Worm – aka @globalworming in our Slack group joins me for conversations, mostly about his experiences with scrum.
32 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
ABT 343 – Danny Faught
My guest for the ABT 343 is Danny Faught. We talk about his move out of being a dedicated tester, and well as the biography he’s putting together. Find Danny on twitter and read his blog.
49 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 125: P* Management and ATAOSQ
Just Brent and Alan this week. We talk about how Program Management can help with Modern Testing and Accelerating the Achievement of Shippable Quality… …but mostly Alan tries to explain to Brent that Product Management is different than Program Management, no matter what titles Microsoft use. Worth reading on the topic: https://leanpub.com/agileprogrammanagement
52 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 124: Learning with Maaret
Brent and Alan are joined by Maaret Pyhäjärvi, who talks with us about her role, the role of testing in general, mob programming, and a whole lot of other topics. I hope this was the beginning of a longer conversation, and we hope to have Maaret as a guest again soon. Maaret’s blogMaaret’s book on Exploratory TestingHer book on Mob Programming The above links, and much, much more are all on https://maaretp.com – bookmark it.
45 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 123: Sue Loh’s Evil Plan to Save the World
Sue Loh (@suedeyloh on twitter). Sue has a lengthy history of finding and fixing nasty performance issues across a lot of different operating systems at Microsoft, but we spend most of our time talking about her Evil Plan To Save The World Get a copy of Sue’s excellent book, Raven, today
54 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 122: Julian Bucknall and TestCafe
We are joined by the CTO of Devexpress to talk about TestCafe.
51 minutes | May 17, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 121: Peter Senge is Old
We talk a bit about Covid (again), touch on a few random subjects, and then find time to answer a few mailbag questions. We also now have an AB Testing Podcast instagram.
50 minutes | May 4, 2020
AB Testing – Episode 120: David Bishop on Metagility
For this episode, we are joined by David Bishop – the author of a new book called Metagility. There’s a lot of good stuff here, and we think you’ll find it interesting. Links for more info: Book information – https://www.jrosspub.com/metagility.htmlDavid’s company – https://agile-worx.comCurrent course schedule – https://www.metagility.technology
33 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
ABT 343 – Melissa Eaden
Melissa Eaden is in the hot seat this week to talk about management, leadership, modern testing, and more. Melissa’s blog: https://testingandmoviesandstuff.blogspot.com/ Melissa on Twitter: @melthetester
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