The Data Driven Quality Mindset

"Success is not delivering a feature; success is learning how to solve the customer’s problem." – Mark Cook, VP of Products at Kodak I’ve talked recently about the 4th wave of testing called Data Driven Quality (DDQ). I also elucidated what I believe are the technical prerequisites to achieving DDQ. Getting a fast delivery/rollback system…

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10 Years of Blogging

I’m a little late, but it’s time to celebrate anyway. Ten years ago, in March of 2004, I began blogging here. Hello World was, of course, my first post. You have embraced and sometimes challenged my words. Thank you for continuing to read and to engage with me. I learn a lot by writing. It…

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Try.Fail.Learn.Improve

Try.Fail.Learn.Improve. That has been the signature on my e-mail for the past few months. It is intended to be both enlightening and provocative. It emphasizes that we won’t get things right the first time. That it is okay to fail as long as we don’t fail repeatedly in the same way. Try.Fail.Learn.Improve is a process…

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Prerequisites to Data Driven Quality

A previous post introduced the concept of data driven quality. Moving from traditional, up-front testing to data driven quality is not easy. It is not possible to take just any product and start utilizing this method. In addition to cultural changes, there are several technical requirements on the product. These are: early deployment, friction-free deployment,…

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