It's been a year since I started this site, so it's time for an update. This post is about finding my personal brand, and using it to inform changes I need to make.
So I've been doing a lot of exercises and reading around leadership - not to become a team lead or change roles or whatever, but because I want to be a good advisor, mentor and advocate for quality in my company. I started with The Leadership Journey by Jim Holmes, mainly because he offered TestBash-goers… Continue reading Building a team path for quality
They put me in charge of a team retro, the fools. I didn't realise until recently that the remote-first way of working can be pretty unusual even in the dev industry - I've never done an in-person stand-up, kick off or retrospective, and so it's not at all unusual in my mind to do these… Continue reading Shaking up remote retros
So I did a talk at the South West Test meetup in Bristol last week (at the time of writing first draft, probably last year by the time I finish...) and someone asked afterwards if I could make it into a blog post. I was a bit like yeah sure, but also a bit like… Continue reading A B C, V R T