Tuesday Notes – What wasteful processes do you have? – 18/02/2020

Hey everyone,  

Here’s a few quick points on what I've been up to:

Podcast I'm listening to..

The Wolf’s Den

Going from rags to riches, back to rags, and then back to riches yet again, Jordan Belfort is that rare breed of individuals who knows how to land on his feet, regardless of what life throws at him. A self-made multi-millionaire by his mid-twenties, the lessons he now shares - of his dramatic rise and fall - have made him a smash-hit on the international speaking circuit, as he helps both individuals and corporations achieve massive increases in sales, productivity, and teamwork.

An internationally bestselling author of three books, The Wolf of Wall Street (turned into a motion picture), Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, and Way of of the Wolf.


What I'm reading
 
The Lean Startup - The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. 

Quote of the day

The critical first question for any lean transformation is: which activities create value and which are a form of waste?


What wasteful processes do you have?

When was the last time your process was reviewed? Is there something that you are doing in your part of the process that could have been prevented or done earlier in the process? I have recently read the article by Atlassian where they have a process called "How to move from Quality Assurance to Quality Assistance" and certainly we are following a similar structure to their testing process.

What has been a game changer for us was the addition of  "QA Kick Off" where developers and testers come together to discuss certain edge cases. We have found that the time to wait  around for product manager decisions whilst in the middle of coding has been greatly reduced and has shortened the feedback loop, which in turn speeds up the development process.


Happy Testing!


 

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