… and five more articles

So far, I’ve made fifteen posts to my IT blog. In an attempt to keep up, here’s the next five, and why, maybe, you might to care: Was Nicolas Carr Right? Reconsidering the idea that “IT Doesn’t Matter” What’s the deal, Amazon? – Where Matt takes a tough, hard look at his Amazon EC2 (Electric […]

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Tomorrow Through the Past

(Continued Apologies to Robert A. Heinlein) This year, at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2011) I was a little sad, but not surprised, to hear so many people say thing like “Gosh, I had never heard of this Context-Driven thing. I’ve got a lot of reading and catching up to do […]

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CAST 2011 Thoughts

I’m in Colorado on vacation, but waiting in a auto shop to get our minivan repaired. Why are we in Colorado? My family is taking the long way home from the Conference for the Association for Software Testing — yes — driving from Seattle, Washington to West Michigan over a couple of weeks. It seems […]

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Quality in the Executive Suite

For this months “View from the Q”, the people at the American Society for Quality recorded an after-talk chat with Dr. J.J. Irani of Tata Group, India’s single largest company. Of course, there’s the typical stuff I disagree with in the talk, your typical appeals to standards like the Malcolm Baldridge award, and this idea […]

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Vote for Matt!

Recently the Association for Software Testing (AST) announced it’s 2011 slot of candidates for the board of directors. Vote for Matt, get free stuff! Well, actually … sorta. I’ve published a few articles lately that you might be interested in, and they are all here: * Esther Derby gave a keynote at the second ever […]

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Controversies in Software Testing

My article “Controversies in Software Testing” was published in the July Issue of the Testing Planet. The issue is available now to anyone with a print subscription; the PDF will be available as a free download later in July. It’s a ground-breaking issue — the first three articles are written by Markus Gaertner, Michael Larsen, […]

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I’ve been busy … no seriously

Last month I started a new blog called “Unchartered Waters”, for IT Knowledge Insights, on general IT, with a bit of a focus on Software As A Service and Cloud Technologies. Here’s my first seven blog entries: Navigating The Waters On Cloud Adoption Your First Public Cloud – Part I Your First Public Cloud – […]

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Matt Heusser — Running Man.

I’ve been nominated to run for one of the open board of directors positions for the Association for Software Testing. The election will take place August 9th during the Conference for the Association for Software Testing. Anyone who is a member one month prior to the election (and has internet) can vote. That means that […]

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New Articles Up – And Plenty of Them!

I was looking at my personal wiki right now, and noticed that the ‘submitted’ category seemed far too large. It was; a number of my submitted articles are now published. Here’s a quick list: InformIT.com:Barriers to Scrum AdoptionPainless Process Improvement SearchSoftwareQuality.com:Configuration Management: Does your team have enough?Defining Configuration ManagementEmbedded Agile with Nancy Van Schooenderwoert: An […]

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More publications, new blogging, and … the cloud

As of last week, I’ve started a general IT blog for the folks at ITKnowledgeExchange. I’ll be writing about the cutting edge of IT applications — Web Services, Software As a Service, Cloud Technologies, and other “hard” topics in technology … along with the consequences and people issues of those “hard” technologies. While I expect […]

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Quality at Ford Motor Company

This month’s ASQ Influential Voices Post is from the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Specifically, it’s an interview with Bennie Fowler, Ford Motor Companies Second-ranked executive for quality. Yes, Bennie is the highest executive with the word “Quality” in his title, but I continue to hold that the CEO is always the chief […]

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On Testing Standards

On the TV Show “Phineas and Ferb“, the menu for Slushy Dog has not changed since the story opened in 1929. When asked about it, Jeremy replies: “I know. It’s awesome right? It’s our motto. Slushy Dogs will never get any better.” The comparison to standards in testing is an exercise for the reader. But […]

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Model-Driven Testing Dustup

Last week, Alex Knapp, a general technology blogger for Forbes.com, ran a short article on model-based testing. I took a fair bit of issue with the article, and called him on it. I must say, I was impressed with Alex’s response. First, he followed up his summary post with an interview with a little more […]

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Two Schools of Macro Economics

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the Schools Concept for Software Testing, generally based on Brett Pettichord’s 2003 presentation at the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference. Cem Kaner has a good blog post on the subject, and Brett has continually revised and re-presented his talk. One of the things I hear often is […]

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