It Takes a Village to Blow Your Nose

I heard this saying recently and although I chuckled, I also understood it more than I wish I did.  What does this statement mean to you?  Does your team behave like this?  Maybe this represents the managers of a team, ones who micro-manage.  Or a team that needs to ask permission to get things done…

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Metrics are very important to the success of an engineering team.  They help with data-driven decisions.  Today let’s focus on QA metrics, although having metrics for all the important indicators we use to ship products is essential to any engineering team.  For QA metrics, some of the most important ones are around # of test cases, % automated, %…

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There’s No Room For Watermelons

I have noticed a problem lately that needs some focus.  I heard a statement that sums it up nicely.  “Don’t be green on the outside and red on the inside.”  Now if this was a joke (What’s green on the outside and red on the inside?”) I can think of a few answers like a…

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Crawl, Walk, Run

Babies figure out how to do it right – how to make progress and get to an end result.  I think we can learn something from them!  If you stood a baby up and expected them to walk, you’ll realize they are not equipped to do this.  They don’t have the skills in their legs…

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