Recently I’ve been looking to improve our app delivery QA. We’ve had to come up with a solution for our team to run the QA. So we got the test plan from them and currently the QA was being run from a spreadsheet… on one person’s machine. So after much chatting with our WMG Team, I lead the…… Continue reading Manual QA #FTW 😦
More and more University staff here are using Trello for sharing ideas and collaborating on projects. So I’ve made a super quick intro video which I’d like to share on using Trello for Tracking bugs. Please remember that Trello is a cloud service and we must abode by the University’s Cloud Usage Rules, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/gov/informationsecurity/faqs/purchasingissues/cloud/
Today we had to change a large process that wasn’t working. The State. A web development being built hasn’t got automated tests written for it and requires an office member to go through and MANUALLY test every item. Basically what Behat or DalekJS should be doing… Anyway, the tests were all written in 1 document.…… Continue reading Being brave enough to change a process
I believe yes, you should. With the proper caveats and training, your client should be able to see what's going on. The client has fewer surprises, is in on the problems and #FTW's. They feel more connected to the product and weirdly will start to feel more "onside". Sure it might seem scary at first,… Continue reading Should you allow clients into your bug tracking software?
A lecturer I’m working with has started his own board in Trello and invited me to contribute to it. It might sound like nothing, but change in an institutions is a slow beast, however I’ve been here 4 weeks and the team are excited about learning and trying an Agile way of working. Effectively he’s created a project backlog…… Continue reading Today, the institution changed
Just wanted to share, recently I read this article… https://netguru.co/blog/cc-all-the-emails-tips-from-a It talks a lot about transparency which I totally agree with. A more transparent team is a more efficient and better team. Proper transparency means the team’s (including the client) expectations are managed and less confused. However I totally disagree with emails as the best tool for transparency.…… Continue reading Killing off your emails, aiming at project transparency
If like me, you occasionally need to copy Trello boards to create a new Agile Sprint the same as the last, it can be annoying clearing out all the duplicated tickets with it. And you can’t just click on, “delete list” and permanently delete a list, because it doesn’t exist. So the fastest way I’ve…… Continue reading How to quickly delete a list in Trello
Since moving on from Thought Den to become a freelance coder, Digital apprenticeship teacher and a new company director, there’s some great tools that have been keep me steaming along at the Coal Face. Here’s the tech which keeps my coding efficient, Source Tree (git GUI) Keeps me making lots of small and useful GIT…… Continue reading My brew for Kool Aid Coding
If like me you’re an avid Trello Board user, you’ll have noticed they removed a very simple but really important feature recently. The tiny pencil. This tiny pencil meant we could attach meta-data, to the board without it becoming content. Things like the “Sprint delivery date” or just simply, “Notes for users” However it appears…… Continue reading Dear Trello, please show us your tiny pencil again!