Knightly Builds

  1. Cunning Strategies for Becoming a First Class Noticer

    This is one of the joys of my work, in the field of professional testing. The exploration of things. Software, systems, artifacts. Always questioning. Always seeking answers. Always trying to dig a little bit deeper.

  2. Cunning Strategies for Effective Remote Working

    Working 100% remote can be challenging. The tips in this post work for me. If you’re struggling in some area of working remotely, perhaps there’s an idea here for you?

  3. Cunning Strategies for Getting out of a Testing Rut

    The brain is a funny thing. Incredibly powerful of course, but also with annoying tendencies to get stuck in ruts or grooves of comfortable thinking.

  4. Systems not Goals

    Instead of having a specific target or objective, I try to implement a system for actually getting things done instead. In this post I'll give you a few examples of what I mean.

  5. The Testing Hero's Journey

    Video from my 2020 Romanian Testing Conference talk (originally planned as a workshop).

  6. Thinking About Product Strategy: Processing Signals from the Changing World

    In which I'm still focusing on The Market and staying abreast of the Changing World (and basically thinking out loud about the model of product management I'm working with and how to accomplish my goals as a PM).

  7. The Big Leap

    In his book The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks recommends making the jump from your Zone of Excellence to your Zone of Genius. I think this is great advice, so I thought I’d share it, along with some tips for doing so.

  8. Test Planning Simplified

    Don't bore or bamboozle your stakeholders with lengthy test plan documents. Use these leaner, simpler, more easily digestible options instead.

  9. Modeling and Thinking about Product Strategy Development: The Changing World

    How do you learn about the world or the marketplace in which your product and business are operating? How do you analyse the marketplace, and turn the results of your analysis into actionable insights?

  10. A Working Model for Thinking about Product Strategy Development

    I found a model I liked and repurposed it for representing what product management could/should/might look like. You can apply the model by continually asking the question 'What's really going on here?'