Episode 19: IT Procurement Challenges Uncovered with John Matthews
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by Curiosity Software
1w ago
Welcome to episode 19 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? podcast. In this episode, Curiosity Software's Rich Jordan and Huw Price are joined by John Matthews, a leading purchasing consultant and director at Arish Consulting Together they discuss the impact of quality, speed, and cost in software delivery and the organisational challenges of IT procurement. John Matthews opens the conversation with a focus on the use of open-ended questions in RFP processes, and how they're a great way for organisations to consider smaller innovative vendors who provide more focused solutions than the behemoth-s ..read more
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Episode 18: Organizational Challenges in Defining Quality
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by Curiosity Software
3w ago
Welcome to episode 18 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? podcast. In this episode, Curiosity Software's Rich Jordan and CEO James Walker are joined by Chris Harbert, an industry executive and host of the Developers Who Test but also founder and CEO of Testery. Together they discuss the organizational challenges in defining quality. So, quality is essential in software delivery. But, who actually owns quality? if that’s a reasonable question to ask. Collaboration between developers and testers is crucial for achieving quality and a mutual respect and involvement in bug fixes can bridge the gap b ..read more
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Episode 17: Making Quality Requirements with Colin Hammond
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by Curiosity Software
1M ago
Welcome to episode 17 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? podcast. In this episode, Curiosity Software's Rich Jordan and CEO James Walker are joined by Colin Hammond, CEO of ScopeMaster who discusses the importance of how requirements analysis and sizing lends well to predicting project schedules and assessment of scope in software development. The neglect of skills and training in requirements elicitation and documentation leads to poor requirements quality and project issues. Hammond emphasises how sizing software using functional points allows for accurate estimation, better resource plannin ..read more
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Episode 16: Tips for public speaking & presenting
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by Curiosity Software
2M ago
Welcome to episode 16 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? Podcast! In this episode, the Curiosity team, Rich Jordan, Ben Riley and Lina Deatherage, discuss their latest webinar and share tips for public speaking and preparing for live presentations. The hosts provide insights, personal experiences, and practical advice, making for an informative and enjoyable listen. In this conversation, the teams get to debating the merits of a hot dog being a sandwich. But beyond such pop culture controversies, there’s also insight and tips about public speaking and a focus on how testers are seeking out more ..read more
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Episode 15: The Future of AI Co-Pilots with Mark Winteringham
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by Curiosity Software
2M ago
Welcome to episode 15 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? Podcast! In this episode, Curiosity Software's Rich Jordan and James Walker, are joined by Mark Winteringham, author of AI-Assisted Testing. Together they reflect on their experience with AI, the effect it has had on software quality and testing, and the future of AI Co-Pilots.  LLMs, namely ChatGPT, Gemini and Llama are cool, but what do they offer in terms of delivering software quality? What leaps have you taken in using generative AI technology? How will you future-proof your AI-Assisted testing efforts? By now you really should ..read more
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Episode 14: AI-Powered Testing Practices with Alex Martins
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by Curiosity Software
2M ago
Welcome to episode 14 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? Podcast! In this episode, the Curiosity Software team, Rich Jordan and Ben Johnson-Ward, are joined by Alex Martins, VP of Strategy at Katalon, to discuss the implications and challenges of AI-Powered Testing.  This episode goes beyond the hype and marketing euphoria of AI, to weigh up productivity gains coming from GPT-4 and large language models (LLM) in the software quality space. Guest Alex Martins leads the conversation around the need to put the tester at the centre of AI-powered testing, and only then, start building out AI us ..read more
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Episode 13: Learning from Software Failures | Why Didn't You Test That?
Why Didn't You Test That?
by Curiosity Software
3M ago
Welcome to episode 13 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? Podcast! In this episode, the from the Curiosity Software team, Ben Riley, Rich Jordan and Paul Wright, discuss their learning, experimentations and experiences with failures. This episode of Why Didn't You Test That? Emphasises the value of experimentation and learning from failure, and why it's key for organizations trying to foster innovation and continuous growth. Highlighting the importance of creating a culture of psychological safety where individuals feel comfortable making mistakes, and embracing failures as opportunities to ..read more
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Episode 12: The Legacy System Conundrum with Nalin Parbhu
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by Curiosity Software
3M ago
Welcome to episode 12 of the Why Didn’t You Test That? Podcast, hosted by Curiosity Software's Huw Price and Rich Jordan! In this episode, our hosts are joined by Nalin Parbhu, Founder & CEO at Infuse, together they discuss digital transformation challenges for organisations struggling with legacy systems, limited budgets, and a reactive approach to change.  Listen to this episode of the Why Didn't You Test That? Podcast to learn from Nalin Parbhu's experience working with higher education institutions, which face unique challenges due to the complex nature of their systems and integ ..read more
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Episode 11: Understanding Value Streams with Chris Dutta
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by Curiosity Software
3M ago
In this episode with Chris Dutta co-founder and head of consulting at Dragonfly whose focus is on quality engineering, Curiosity Software hosts Huw Price and Rich Jordan explore the exponential benefits of implemening value stream management (VSM). Dutta succinctly describes VSM as a set of activities improving the end-to-end flow, quality and the value that IT provides to broader business objectives, typically through software delivery! Dragonfly’s product Neuro extracts and understands such activities surfacing them as metrics into a dashboard for VSM discovery. Through surfacing insig ..read more
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Episode 10: Improving Enterprise Wide Collaboration with Chris Rowett
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by Curiosity Software
3M ago
In this follow up episode with DevOps and Digital Transformation leader Chris Rowett, Curiosity Software hosts Huw Price and Rich Jordan touch on Dora metrics. Used in isolation these benchmarks which include deployment frequency, lead time for change, recovery and change failure, can be seen to measure business performance. Another issue is that the complexity of a system can't be understood by deployment of accelerators and tooling alone. Transformational change at an organisational level needs finance, attention, and mindshare from top-down sponsorship. Hosts Rich and Huw with guest C ..read more
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