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AB Testing – Episode 96: Principle #8???

1/15/2019
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Happy New Year everyone – amongst catching up, we spend most of the time discussing and debating a potential eighth Modern Testing Principle.

Duration:00:44:41

AB Testing – Episode 95: The 2018 Reflection / Prediction Show

12/25/2018
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Happy Holidays to each and everyone of our three listeners. We review and reflect on 2018, and talk about some things we think may happen in 2019. Listen all the way to the end for a cliffhanger from Brent. Thanks again for listening – in 2019, we will hit episode 100, our 5 year podacting […]

Duration:00:50:11

AB Testing – Episode 94: Modern Testing meets Context-Driven Testing

12/3/2018
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It’s the penultimate show of 2018, with a lot of (hopefully interesting) preamble on this one, but we spend a chunk of time reviewing the Context-Driven Testing Principles and how they relate to the Modern Testing Principles.

Duration:00:44:16

AB Testing – Episode 93: The Quality Culture Transition Guide

11/12/2018
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We eventually talk about a model Alan built to help a team discover where they need to grow in order to build a quality culture or move towards modern testing (they’re kind of the same thing). Some rants and ramblings also included.

Duration:00:53:25

AB Testing – Episode 92: Customers, Bugs, and Triangles

10/22/2018
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We almost (but not quite) blast through the banter at the beginning, but eventually get a chance to talk a bit more about interpreting Principle #5, and dive into a James Bach talk on the Test Automation Pyramid.

Duration:00:43:09

AB Testing – Episode 91: Stories and Models and Things

10/8/2018
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We answer a mailbag question, begin to dive into what attributes make up a quality culture, and talk about other stuff. And we have a new intro.

Duration:00:52:32

AB Testing – Episode 90: A Lot About Nothing

9/24/2018
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It’s almost an all tangent episode, but we do (eventually) get a chance to discuss how ML and AI are changing testing and quality, and we pay our respects to the great Jerry Weinberg.

Duration:00:45:29

AB Testing – Episode 89: Modern Testing Mailbag

9/10/2018
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All mailbag episode as we answer questions about combined engineering teams, life after Modern Testing, and early project “data” samples

Duration:00:46:32

AB Testing – Episode 88: Testing Isn’t Dead (Testers, OTOH…)

8/20/2018
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It’s the last of our deep-dive series on Modern Testing Principles. This time, we discuss the (sometimes controversial) principle number 7: We expand testing abilities and knowhow across the team; understanding that this may reduce (or eliminate) the need for a dedicated testing specialist. Not too many tangents this time. Next time, we’ll get caught up […]

Duration:00:46:47

AB Testing – Episode 87: The One About Data

8/6/2018
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On to the next principle in our deep dive series. Principle Number 6 says: We use data extensively to deeply understand customer usage and then close the gaps between product hypotheses and business impact. Note that episode 82 makes a nice listening companion.

Duration:00:55:24

AB Testing – Episode 86: Not the Customer’s Champion

7/24/2018
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We’re back to discuss another of the modern testing principles. We believe that the customer is the only one capable to judge and evaluate the quality of our product Discussions include a brief discussion of the Kin phone from Microsoft. Finally – if you missed it, the Modern Testing AMA recording is here.

Duration:00:44:00

AB Testing – Episode 85: The Community Principle

7/9/2018
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Our dive into the Modern Testing Principles continues with a dive into principle number four: We care deeply about the quality culture of our team, and we coach, lead, and nurture the team towards a more mature quality culture.

Duration:00:53:25

AB Testing – Episode 84: Stories about Changes and Nets

6/25/2018
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On to Principle number 3 (full list at moderntesting.org). We are a force for continuous improvement, helping the team adapt and optimize in order to succeed, rather than providing a safety net to catch failures. As promised in the show, there will be an AMA on Modern Testing hosted by Ministry of Test on July […]

Duration:00:56:44

AB Testing – Episode 83: Accelerating the Team

6/5/2018
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We’re back to the MT Principle Deep-Dives (which may just be medium dives). Principle #2 says: We accelerate the team, and use models like Lean Thinking and the Theory of Constraints to help identify, prioritize and mitigate bottlenecks from the system. We talk about that – but of course, there are a few tangents we […]

Duration:00:48:01

AB Testing – Episode 82: Brent Talks to Alan About Data

5/22/2018
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We are already taking an interlude from principle deep-dives to reflect a bit on the episode 81 feedback, and for Brent and Alan to have short (but in depth) discussion on how to get started creating actionable metrics. We’ll be back to Modern Testing principles in episode 83.

Duration:00:26:48

AB Testing – Episode 81: Business Rulz!

5/7/2018
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It’s time to deep dive into the Modern Testing Principles with #1 – Our priority is improving the business. We also dive into some experiences and observations from Alan’s recent trip to STAR East.

Duration:00:50:39

AB Testing – Episode 80: The Mailbag returns: Modern Testing questions

4/23/2018
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It’s a mostly mailbag show, and we talk about the role of a modern testers as a role that transitions an organization to following the modern testing principles.

Duration:00:50:24

AB Testing – Episode 79: The Modern Tester Goes to Testbash

3/26/2018
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We talk quite a bit about testbash, Modern Testing, and give deeper answers to a few of the questions that came up in around the first public appearance of the Modern Testing Principles.

Duration:00:51:08

AB Testing – Episode 78: Digging in on Modern Testing Principles

3/12/2018
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We don’t reiterate the Principles directly (see the Episode 77 show notes for that), we talk a lot about how we are adapting the principles slightly based on feedback and discussions with the three – and how much better the principles are for the effort. We also discover that both Brent and Alan love to cook. […]

Duration:00:50:47

AB Testing – Episode 77: The Conception of the Modern Testing Principles

3/5/2018
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We discuss, vet, and rewrite (and not for the last time), the Modern Testing Principles. These are a work in progress, but we’re happy to share the current final form. Listen to the podcast to hear these developed in real time. The customer is the only one suitable to judge and evaluate the quality of […]

Duration:00:51:26