Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Plans for this year

**UPDATED 24th March 2014

As some may have noticed I have not been as active with my blog as I normally would be, I do have a few articles on the back burner which I hope to flesh out over the next few months.  One of the reasons is that currently I am working away from home in our offices in Georgia, USA and this is taking a fair amount of my time.  At the same time I am still pushing ahead with writing my book, currently have the first four chapters almost complete and intend to publish these soon, give or take a month. It is proving a lot more difficult than expected but I do set myself difficult goals and targets.

I recently ran a workshop in Atlanta for the software testing club meet up which I felt went well.  Eric Jacobson did a great write up which you can read here.

I thought I would take this opportunity to give you an update on my current confirmed plans for this year.

  • First of all I will be running a creative and critical thinking and testing workshop in Madrid, Spain at the ExpoQA conference from the 26th to the 29th May 2014.  I will also be presenting a talk on 'Stop doing too much automation'. 
  • I have been selected to talk at the Agile Alliance Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA from the 28th July until the 1st August.  I will be talking about 'Taking Small Steps in a Big Organisation (An experience report on implementing ET)'.
  • I feel very fortunate to have been selected to run my creative and critical thinking and testing workshop at this years CAST conference in New York, which is being held from the 11th until the 13th August.
  • Finally Tony Bruce asked me if I would like to run the creative and critical thinking workshop for the next London Testers Gathering Workshops in London from the 16th until the 17th of October 2014, so I will be at that event as well.
Therefore you have plenty of opportunities to catch up with me at any of these events and I look forward to have some great discussions with other testers around the world.

Twitter Hashtags to follow for the events above:

  • #AGILE2014
  • #CAST2014
  • #LTGWorkshops
  • #ltgw2014


  1. Who knows some of us may even get the chance to catch up with you actually in your home office at some point, think you've only actually been in a couple of days so far this year!

    1. That made me laugh Thomas, are you missing me?

    2. Particularly with James away I've no-one to rant at!