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High-quality products and teams: what are those? In this podcast, Lina Zubyte takes you on a journey to understand better how to create more efficient and successful tech products with excellent quality.

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High-quality products and teams: what are those? In this podcast, Lina Zubyte takes you on a journey to understand better how to create more efficient and successful tech products with excellent quality.

Language:

English


Episodes

API Testing with Callum Akehurst-Ryan

9/19/2023
APIs - what are they? What should we keep in mind when testing an API? What are the benefits of API testing over UI testing? This episode's guest is Callum Akehurtst-Ryan, a principal test engineer at Chetwood Finance, who is on a mission to educate more testers (and not only) about APIs and their testing. Not only you're going to learn what APIs are, how to test them, or where to start, but also hear Lina and Callum discuss the terms technical vs. non-technical. If API testing sounds like a challenge, then this episode will help you by simplifying sometimes overcomplicated terms and leaving you inspired to learn more. Find Callum on: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cakehurstryanhttps://cakehurstryan.com/Mentions and resources: https://cakehurstryan.com/2023/07/26/a-beginners-guide-to-api-testing/https://www.postman.com/https://academy.postman.com/page/course-cataloghttps://swagger.io/If you liked this episode and would like to dig deeper into a type of API testing - contract testing that Callum mentions, check out this past episode of Quality Bits: Contract Testing with Lewis Prescott https://www.buzzsprout.com/2037134/12402778 Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: https://mastodon.social/@linazubytehttps://twitter.com/buggylinahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/https://qualitybits.tech/Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening! ✨

Duration:00:38:12

Finding your WHY with Dr. Rochelle Carr

9/5/2023
Do you remember your childhood dreams? What did you want to be when you grew up? How did you imagine your life? Dr. Rochelle Carr is a coach and speaker on a mission to shift people's lives and encourage them to rediscover their why: the guiding light purpose which sparks joy in whatever we do. In this episode, Lina talks to Dr. Rochelle about finding your why, escaping society's "mold" on who we should be, drafting an "exit plan," and learning from failures. Find Dr. Rochelle on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drrochellecarr/https://twitter.com/drrochellecarrhttps://pfempowerment.com/Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: https://mastodon.social/@linazubytehttps://twitter.com/buggylinahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/https://qualitybits.tech/Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening! ✨

Duration:00:44:44

Effective 1-on-1s with Farai Madzima

5/29/2023
What makes an effective 1-on-1? What are the key aspects of valuable 1-on-1s? Is there a difference between a leader and a manager? Why does the language we use matter? Tune in to this episode to learn more from Farai Madzima. Farai is a people leader who challenges our misconceptions about 1-on-1s and shares valuable tips on making these meetings much more helpful. In addition, during the conversation, Lina used the word "superior" instead of "supervisor" or "manager," and that sparked some interesting discussions on the significance of the language and different cultures people come from. Find Farai on: https://linkedin.com/in/farai/https://twitter.com/heyfaraihttps://faraimadzima.com/Mentions and resources: https://www.heyfarai.com/newsletter/https://www.heyfarai.com/im-1-wait-did-we-agree-on-why-we-need-1-1-meetings/https://www.mindtheproduct.com/sunday-rewind-working-with-strangers-well-by-farai-madzima/https://www.sethgodin.com/https://qualitybits.tech/writing/book-impressions-nonviolent-communicationBooks"Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life""The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable"If you liked this episode, you may enjoy this one: Radical Candor: Effective Feedback and Helping People We Work with Shine with Amy Sandler https://www.buzzsprout.com/2037134/12259658 Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:44:48

UX Research with Greta Ruskiene

5/15/2023
User experience (UX) research is a field that can help us prevent issues before they take place. Greta Ruskiene knows this first-hand: she used to work as a QA and made a career shift to UX with time. In this episode, we discuss UX research, the art of question-asking, and how frequently, even when we truly believe we know our users, we may not. Find Greta on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greta-ru%C5%A1kien%C4%97-53183a55/ Mentions and resources: https://womengotech.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_costhttps://www.figma.com/Conferenceshttps://config.figma.com/https://zeplin.io/harmony/https://hfi.training/na/thinkers-invited/eventshttps://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalworkshop-eu/course/gccs-ux-designhttps://condens.io/ux-research-repository/https://www.wixuxmentorship.com/https://www.facebook.com/freshmeetups/https://www.meetup.com/ux-salon-vilnius/https://www.meetup.com/wix-vilnius-ux-writer-talks/If you liked this episode, you may enjoy this one: Creating Valuable Products with Andrea Sipos https://www.buzzsprout.com/2037134/12123103 Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:35:18

Observability, Monitoring, and Platform Engineering with Abigail Bangser

5/1/2023
What's the difference between observability and monitoring? What's a telemetry? Why do they matter, and how could we use them more beneficially? Abby Bangser shares her journey from a QA to a platform engineer in this episode. We discuss the similarities between testing and infrastructure-related areas like site reliability engineering. In addition, Abby explains observability and shares some sound advice regarding implementing it. Find Abby on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbybangser/ - Mastodon: https://hachyderm.io/@abangser - Twitter: https://twitter.com/a_bangser Mentions and resources: https://www.ministryoftesting.com/talks/567372c2?s_id=14698896https://testautomationu.applitools.com/observability-for-test-automation/ThoughtWorks graphhttps://oschvr.com/posts/what-id-like-as-sre/https://blog.alicegoldfuss.com/how-to-get-into-sre/https://surfingcomplexity.blog/2021/08/13/root-cause-of-failure-root-cause-of-success/https://www.learningfromincidents.io/https://kratix.iocncf.io/blog/2023/04/11/announcing-a-white-paper-on-platforms-for-cloud-native-computing/https://www.syntasso.io/post/the-12-platform-challenges-recapIf you liked this episode, you may enjoy this one: Testing in Production with Rouan Wilsenach https://www.buzzsprout.com/2037134/11623978 Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:40:39

Data Advocacy, Machine Learning Testing, and Data Teams with Aurimas Griciunas

4/17/2023
With over a decade in data-related roles, working with Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, and MLOps Engineering, Aurimas Griciūnas is a great role model for many people wanting to learn more about data. The author of the SwirlAI newsletter with over 7000 subscribers, Aurimas' posts with visuals explaining data have reached many more people on LinkedIn. In this episode, Aurimas shares valuable insights about what working with data means. Is it just a trend to be data-driven, or, a reality? Are all the data products big data products? Who and how should help define good business success metrics? Tune in to learn the answers to these questions and much more. Find Aurimas on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aurimas-griciunas/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aurimas_Gr - SwirlAI newsletter: https://www.newsletter.swirlai.com Mentions and resources: https://chat.openai.com/https://greatexpectations.iohttps://github.com/calogica/dbt-expectationshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/B_testinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-armed_banditFollow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:42:39

10x Teams with Dan Abel

4/3/2023
We've all worked with "heroes," great professionals who frequently "save the day" in the company. What if we'd instead prevent the day from needing the saving altogether? Dan Abel believes in 10x teams rather than 10x engineers. Listen to this episode to learn more about it and what aspects to concentrate on when setting up the teams for success. Find Dan on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-abel/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/twicezer0 - Dan's 10x Teams website: https://ten-x.team - Dan's blog: https://engineeringandcareering.co.uk/ Mentions and resources: https://ten-x.team/2023/02/22/build-10x-teams-for-delivery-effectiveness/https://www.spydergrrl.com/2019/08/the-unstuck-meeting-safe-failure-space.htmlhttps://teamtopologies.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grooming,_Gossip_and_the_Evolution_of_Languagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_numberFollow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:45:31

Contract Testing with Lewis Prescott

3/20/2023
It's no surprise that this episode's guest Lewis Prescott has a website called "pactman". Pact is a popular contract testing tool, and Lewis is indeed a man who can tell quite a bit about Pact and contract testing. In this conversation, you'll learn more about contract testing, its benefits, misconceptions, and where to start. Find Lewis on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-prescott-12409a44/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/WuigPrescott - Lewis' website: https://www.pactman.co.uk/ Mentions and resources: https://engineering.atspotify.com/2018/01/testing-of-microservices/https://pactflow.io/bi-directional-contract-testing/https://www.pactman.co.uk/contract-testing-podcasthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ0UGY2-YYIFollow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:34:13

Radical Candor: Effective Feedback and Helping People We Work with Shine with Amy Sandler

3/6/2023
Amy Sandler is a lead coach and podcast host at Radical Candor. Most of the people in tech (and not only) know the Radical Candor framework and its bestselling book. In this story-fuelled podcast episode, you'll learn what the Radical Candor framework is, why dreams matter, what communication mistakes we make and how to avoid them, and how to give effective feedback and help people we work with shine. Find Amy on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amysandler/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/amysandler - Amy's Website: https://www.amysandler.com/ Mentions and resources: "Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity"https://www.radicalcandor.com/candor-podcast/https://www.radicalcandor.com/core-feedback/"Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential"Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:47:32

Security Engineering with Aleksandra Kornecka

2/20/2023
Aleksandra Kornecka turned from a QA into a Security Engineer. In this episode, Lina talks to Aleksandra to learn more about this switch, the importance of security, and its parallels with quality. You'll learn about threat modeling, where to start when learning more about security, and so much more, including some anecdotes referencing the most famous hacker in pop culture - Mr. Robot. Find Aleksandra on: - Her Website: https://aleksandrakornecka.com/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksandrakornecka/ Mentions and resources: https://github.com/adamshostack/eophttps://owasp.org/projects/https://www.isc2.org/Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:40:28

Creating Valuable Products with Andrea Sipos

2/6/2023
Are you curious about the behind-the-scenes workings of product development? Want to know who's really responsible for the products we build and how to ensure they're valuable? Tune in to this episode of our podcast, where we sit down with guest Andrea Sipos, a seasoned product manager who shares her insights and expertise on the role of a product manager, the differences between product and project management, and the importance of a collaborative team effort in creating successful products. Andrea worked at various companies, such as Prezi, Skyscanner, and Oda, and also served as the Head of Product at OptiMonk. She works as a freelance product manager with companies like LABA and Craft. Join us for an enlightening and informative conversation that will give you a deeper understanding of the product management and development process. Find Andrea on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/AASipos - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreasiposb/ Mentions and references: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2037134/11279363https://www.buzzsprout.com/2037134/11623978Andrea's book and article recommendations:"INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love" "Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making"https://www.producttalk.org/https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. If you like this podcast and would like to support its making, feel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/linazubyte Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:39:25

Testing in Production with Rouan Wilsenach

1/23/2023
Testing in production: scary abnormality or familiar regularity? In this episode, Lina talks to Rouan about the role of a QA that is more than testing and testing in production. You'll hear about the misconceptions of testing in production, the requirements for reliable testing in production, and even how to clean up your messy alerting systems. Find Rouan on: - His website: https://www.rouanw.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/rouanw - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rouanw/ Mentions and references: https://funstandups.comhttps://qualitybits.buzzsprout.com/2037134/11248422https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/qa-deadTesting in Production:https://martinfowler.com/articles/qa-in-production.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqi_T2B8DvYhttps://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2020/12/10/facebook-engineering-process-with-kent-beck-repeat/ Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:40:54

Best Bits from Quality Bits So Far

1/9/2023
It's the 10th episode of Quality Bits! 🎉 That calls for a celebration, so here are four quality bits of... Quality Bits! Lina shares her favorite parts of conversations with four inspiring previous guests. Starting off, you'll hear Finn Lorbeer sharing about his experimentation of removing a QA column (all while working as a QA himself). Then Maaret Pyhäjärvi's ideas on growth and the whole team quality approach. Followed by Amy Weidner's thoughts on creating inclusive workspaces. Lastly, Steve Upton will finish with a bang on why best practice is not a term he likes. Full episodes: Removing QA Column, Driving Change and Nurturing Fun in Teams with Finn LorbeerBandwidth to Grow: Supporting Growth and Change with Maaret PyhäjärviCreating Inclusive Workspaces with Amy WeidnerQuality, Cynefin and bugs with Steve UptonFollow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Thank you for listening! Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content.

Duration:00:31:07

Cloud, Infrastructure as Code and Testing IaC with Daniel Mohacsi

12/27/2022
Infrastructure as code - is it possible to test it? What opportunities are there in cloud? How can code standards support us in building high-quality products? About all this and more listen to this episode of Quality Bits with Daniel Mohacsi, DevOps Lead at Lufthansa Systems Hungary. Find Daniel on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dani-mohácsi-0604a652/ References: Tools supporting testing of infrastructure:https://molecule.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ https://www.openpolicyagent.orghttps://kyverno.iohttps://github.com/hadolint/hadolinthttps://github.com/wagoodman/divehttps://github.com/dependabotOther mentions:https://github.blog/2022-06-30-write-better-commits-build-better-projectsZero Day Bugs and the Business Risk of Long Deploy Cyclehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRP4BO8pA8MFollow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:35:02

Game Testing, Machine Learning, and Quality Engineering with Stuart Crocker

12/12/2022
What it's like to work in game industry? Is testing games just fun and games? In this episode of Quality Bits, you'll get a chance to learn the answers to these questions and so much more. Lina talks to Stuart Crocker who is currently working as a Head of Quality Engineering with no... quality engineer roles, has plenty of stories to share about game testing, and even the use of machine learning in testing. Find Stuart on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-crocker-a9a5233/ - His blog: https://dragonsforelevenses.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/StooCrock Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:38:45

Bandwidth to Grow: Supporting Growth and Change with Maaret Pyhäjärvi

11/28/2022
In this episode, Lina talks to the feedback fairy, a well-known voice in the testing (and not only) community - Maaret Pyhäjärvi about the different readiness for changes in team and supporting the growth journeys. Find Maaret on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maaret/ - Her website: https://maaretp.com - Mastodon: https://mas.to/@maaretp Book recommendations: "Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity"Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:39:44

Creating Inclusive Workspaces with Amy Weidner

11/14/2022
"Companies have to have zero tolerance for racism. Zero tolerance for sexism. Zero tolerance for homophobia." - Amy Weidner Amy is a DE&I Program Manager at Twitter with an extensive experience in recruitment. In this episode, Lina and Amy discuss privilege sharing, culture fit vs. culture add, and how we can improve our workspaces. Find Amy on: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amweidner/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/amyweid Mentioned articles and resources: https://designingforscale.com/avoiding-the-culture-trap/https://hbr.org/2013/08/why-do-so-many-incompetent-menhttps://qualitybits.tech/writing/inclusion/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooney_Rulehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soim1n4nFaQ&ab_channel=TheGuardianBook recommendations: "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race"Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:36:59

Managing with Empathy with Angela Riggs

10/31/2022
Ever joined a new company? I bet. The start is always challenging, and as Angela Riggs says "you have to learn to learn". In this episode of Quality Bits, Lina and Angela discuss the feelings you may face in a new workplace, the job of a QA manager, setting boundaries, and management practices which support the high-quality product building teams. Find Angela on: - Her website: https://angelariggs.github.io/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelaRiggs_ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelariggs/ Resources: Change management / people change management:https://larahogan.me/blog/desk-moves/https://www.palomamedina.com/bicepshttps://kathkeating-cto.medium.com/becoming-comfortable-with-change-4a27526fa0a7Communication and feedback:https://medium.com/@royrapoport/why-wont-you-talk-to-me-f30a01a1994chttps://larahogan.me/blog/feedback-equation/Platform teams:https://matt-schellhas.medium.com/how-to-run-a-department-that-people-mostly-dont-hate-e78c5ce22f59Book recommendations:"Resilient Management""The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change""Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well""Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager"Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:31:54

Removing QA Column, Driving Change and Nurturing Fun in Teams with Finn Lorbeer

10/17/2022
In this episode of Quality Bits, Lina talks to a QA-turned-Director-of-Engineering Finn Lorbeer about his past days of ripping off the QA column as a QA, the differences in driving change when you're a team member versus in a leadership position, and why having fun in the team matters. Find Finn on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/finnlorbeer - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorbeer/ Reading recommendations for some mentioned concepts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Diamond_(design_process_model) https://finnlor.beer/2016/07/07/are-we-only-test-manager/https://finnlor.beer/author/finnvonfriesland/Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte/ - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:42:34

Perceived Quality & Trade-offs between Product and Engineering with Alaa Sarhan

10/4/2022
In this episode of Quality Bits, Lina talks to Alaa Sarhan, the CTO at wundertax. Alaa is not only a great engineer, but also someone who is passionate and caring when it comes to product. You'll hear about the idea of perceived quality, as well as how to balance off product and engineering when creating high-quality products. Find Alaa on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlaaSarhan_WTX - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaas/ Alaa's reading recommendations: Books"INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love" "Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World""The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable"Alaa's blog posts:https://alaasarhan.me/teams/2021/11/14/teams-are-important/ https://alaasarhan.me/product_developers/2019/04/28/product-developers-draft-definition/Further reading recommendations for some mentioned concepts: https://qualitybits.tech/writing/quality-foundations/"Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQBlyAxPje0Links to books are to Amazon and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Follow Quality Bits host Lina Zubyte on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/buggylina - LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/linazubyte - Website: https://qualitybits.tech/ Thank you for listening! Follow Quality Bits on your favorite listening platform and Twitter: https://twitter.com/qualitybitstech to stay updated with future content.

Duration:00:40:13