Leading the Way and Guide to Promotion Boards:

Matt’s writings on military science, mostly for Cadets in Civil Air Patrol, a decade before he became a consultant. Intro (Actually I): Introduction Issue II: The Myth of False Militarism Issue III: The Myth of Social Activities Issue IV: Content, Collaboration, and Choice Issue V: The Role of the Staff Officer Issue VI: Staff Officers […]

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Everything Else:

Writing for CIO.com, Dr Dobbs, The Software Development Times, and anyone else who would have us 5 Hidden Gem Parks Near Washington DC, MyFlightNetwork.com, Jun 2017 #NoEstimates In Action, CIO.com, November, 2013 Why You May Need an ‘Agile Coach’, CIO.com, October, 2013 Beyond Estimates for Better Value, CIO.com, September 2013 How To Deal With Software […]

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The New New Thing at Excelon

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks, include a week working from home, a weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a board meeting for the Association for Software Testing, the rest of the week in New Orleans for the Software Test Professionals Conference, and even a little bit of writing. The good folks at CIO.com […]

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Let’s call the calling-off off

There’s been a fair bit of discussion lately on the test-o-sphere about the status and the future of context-driven testing. I believe Scott Barber has provided the best overview, and I don’t have a whole lot to add to the debate, except maybe for this: Did you know that there is an entire non-profit organization […]

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How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing

Plenty of software testing books tell you how to test well; this one tells you how to do it while decreasing your testing budget. A series of essays written by some of the leading minds in software testing, How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing provides tips, tactics, and techniques to help readers accelerate […]

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The Clean Coder

In 2008, Matt acted as a peer reviewer for “Clean Code“, by Robert C. “Unclebob” Martin, a book about the intricate details of software construction.  It is a good book, and Matt was pleased to play some role in it’s construction. Apparently he didn’t do too terribly, because three years later, Unclebob asked him to […]

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Beautiful Testing

Matt contributed a chapter to this collection of essays in 2009. From the publisher: Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it’s a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays […]

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Your name in print – in STQA Magazine!

Each issue in STQA Magazine we have an interview column that features questions from the readers and the greater intarwebs – it’s called “Ask the Test Expert.” This next two issues will feature interviews with Perze Ababa, the test manager for iVillage.com (a division of NBC!) and Michael Larsen – show producer of This Week […]

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What Matt Is Up To

It’s been a busy couple of months. Test Coach Camp Heats Up First off, Test Coach Camp has reached it’s a viable number of applicants. It is on. The most interesting thing I’ve found about test coach camp is it’s structure. Unlike most for-profit conferences, TCC is going to be run at zero-profit. There will […]

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Meetup in NYC – Next Week!

I’ll be in New York City Next week; there is a software testers meetup including a dinner sponsored by the Financial Services Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Software Testing (AST). Gosh, that’s a mouthful. I guess the “Financial Services SIG of the AST” reads easier. Anyway, here’s the public announcement. In other […]

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… I told you it would get better

The Association for Software Testing recently announced a 2012 Grant Program designed to advance the cause of testing at local user groups and events. Want to invite a speaker on testing to your local user group – and get some help with providing travel expenses? There’s a program for that. What to run a peer […]

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An Interview on Craft Academy … and more!

The folks at Informit.com recently published my interview with Ken Auer, master instructor at RoleModel Software Craft Academy. We think you’ll like it. Speaking of publishing, I’m in December Issue of the Testing Circus Magazine, on Page 21, Writing about developing greater tester skills. And there’s lots more AST stuff in the hopper. Keep it […]

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The New New Thing

Three weeks ago, I helped break the news that Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012) would be in San Jose, California, July 16-18, and the CAST 2012 Call for Participation was available on the web. It gets better. The weekend before CAST, we’re running Test Coach Camp, July 14-15, with an optional […]

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CAST 2012 – Dates, CFP is up!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that CAST 2012 is the Conference for the Association for Software Testing. What you might not know is the exact date, location, and when is the CFP going to be live? Good news: The Dates for CAST 2012 are public! CAST 2012 will be a […]

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A Couple of Announcements

1) I will be presented “Hands of Quick Attacks” on Nov 15th from 5:30 to 7:30-ish in South Bend, Indiana, at the South Bend Software Craftsmanship meetup. Registration is free, and so are the snacks! 2) The October of Software Test & Quality Assurance Magazine is out. The issue is a reflection on the Theme […]

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Come Work with me?

My current primary client is seeking full-time employees to fill programming, test/QA, programmer tech lead, and dev/test manager positions in Notre Dame, Indiana. Current openings are full-time/salaried, but that may change. You’d have to move, but relocation expenses may be negotiable. You’d need to have no legal restrictions from working in the United States. The […]

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