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Questionable Leadership

~ by Randy Wagner Why the Ability to Ask Penetrating Questions Matters As we move from newbie to experienced in our careers, we’ve all been in a meeting where we are busy explaining something to management, only to have them ask some incisive question that completely alters the discussion and outcome. While there is obviously a need for knowledge and experience to get ...

A Light in the Room

~ by Randy Wagner One of the Challenging Aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle is Keeping Everyone on the Same Page BAs write requirements, Developers design and code, QAs write tests, and the Product Owner (PO) gives the final blessing or requests rework, hopefully to complete within the sprint. That’s an agile process but it sounds an awful lot like waterfall methodology. ...

Robb Creary Joins CastleBay Companies as Director, Canadian Operations

CastleBay Companies (CastleBay) is pleased to announce the addition of Robb Creary as Director of Canadian operations based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “Robb brings a wealth of expertise in the Guidewire cloud space, as well as deep roots in the Canadian property and casualty marketplace; two areas which we have targeted for growth in 2024,” said George Grieve, CEO of CastleBay. “Robb ...

When Data and Feel Collide

~ by Randy Wagner How to Spot Problems When Metrics Fail to Accurately Represent Reality Much of the work we do is reduced to metrics. Test cases completed, defect counts, and accepted stories drive the numbers.  We measure velocity and plan accordingly. We gauge health accordingly. But then there are times when the numbers just don’t accurately reflect reality and it takes ...

Locked and Hopeful

~ by Randy Wagner Three Things Every Consultant Needs to Deliver Value Consulting is an interesting mix of traits. On one hand, you need to have a decent bag of tricks but on the other, you may just need enough courage to fake it until you make it — with a ton of hard work filling the cracks.  It’s usually a bit ...

Three Horizons

~ by Randy Wagner How to Balance the Past, Present, and Future in QA Today is present in multiple ways for Quality Assurance (QA). The work we do is a result of our past, hopefully informed by the future as we see it, and limited by the time and resources at hand. It’s up to us to best interpret these perspectives to ...

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News and Events

Come back to this page frequently to see what we’ve done, what we’re doing, where we’ve been, and where we’ll be.

Press Releases

Questionable Leadership

~ by Randy Wagner Why the Ability to Ask Penetrating Questions Matters As we move from newbie to experienced in our careers, we’ve all been in a meeting where we are busy explaining something to management, only to have them ask some incisive question that completely alters the discussion and outcome. While there is obviously a…

A Light in the Room

~ by Randy Wagner One of the Challenging Aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle is Keeping Everyone on the Same Page BAs write requirements, Developers design and code, QAs write tests, and the Product Owner (PO) gives the final blessing or requests rework, hopefully to complete within the sprint. That’s an agile process but it…

Robb Creary Joins CastleBay Companies as Director, Canadian Operations

CastleBay Companies (CastleBay) is pleased to announce the addition of Robb Creary as Director of Canadian operations based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “Robb brings a wealth of expertise in the Guidewire cloud space, as well as deep roots in the Canadian property and casualty marketplace; two areas which we have targeted for growth in 2024,”…

When Data and Feel Collide

~ by Randy Wagner How to Spot Problems When Metrics Fail to Accurately Represent Reality Much of the work we do is reduced to metrics. Test cases completed, defect counts, and accepted stories drive the numbers.  We measure velocity and plan accordingly. We gauge health accordingly. But then there are times when the numbers just…

Locked and Hopeful

~ by Randy Wagner Three Things Every Consultant Needs to Deliver Value Consulting is an interesting mix of traits. On one hand, you need to have a decent bag of tricks but on the other, you may just need enough courage to fake it until you make it — with a ton of hard work…

Three Horizons

~ by Randy Wagner How to Balance the Past, Present, and Future in QA Today is present in multiple ways for Quality Assurance (QA). The work we do is a result of our past, hopefully informed by the future as we see it, and limited by the time and resources at hand. It’s up to…

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