Dale Emery has taught me an enormous amount about using resistance as a resource. I'm grateful. I use his ideas every time I set foot in a classroom or start consulting with a new client. In particular, I channel my inner Dale whenever discussing … [Continue reading] about That’s a Nice Theory
Happy New Year! A funny thing happened on my way to inbox 0 last week: I wrote a book in 4 days. I didn't mean to. And actually it's not true to say that I wrote it in just 4 days. I assembled it in 4 days; I wrote it over 15 years. Allow me to … [Continue reading] about It’s a Book!
I originally wrote this for the AYE website in 2007. It's no longer published there so I'm posting it here. Despite itching to tweak some words and add a better conclusion, I resisted the temptation to edit it other than formatting it for this blog. … [Continue reading] about Agile Adjustments: a WordCount Story
In 1935, physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed a thought experiment to explain how quantum mechanics deals only with probabilities rather than objective reality. He outlined a scenario in which a cat is placed inside a sealed chamber. Inside the … [Continue reading] about What Software Has in Common with Schrödinger’s Cat
This is a guest blog post by Daniel Frank, my assistant. Daniel took on the challenge of updating the QA/Test job study for 2011, just in time for making New Year's resolutions. Enjoy! Elisabeth It's been a little over a year since Elisabeth … [Continue reading] about 2nd Annual QA/Test Job Posting Study