I started writing articles and presenting at conferences in 1999, while I was working at Hewlett-Packard. My early writing focuses on software quality, test planning, agile development, and process improvement. More recently, I’ve been writing about how to manage all of these using Lean methods.
The Improvement Kata: Lean Meets Annual Planning. Invited Speaker Talk at Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference. October 2015.
Lean vs Agile: Friend or Foe? Lightning Talk at PNSQC Meetup April 2014.
Save Your Sanity – Planning During a Health Care Crisis. Agile Connection. March 13, 2014.
Lean in The Test Lab. Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2013.
Fix Your Agile Project by Taking A Systems View. Agile Connection. July 23, 2013.
Cadence in Agile and Traditional Projects: How Long Should My Sprint Be?: Sprint Length, Integration Frequency, and Other Matters of Rhythm. Rose City SPIN. March 2013.
Cadence in Rapid Learning Cycles Lean Product Development Resource Center. 2013.
Introducing Fast Flexible Flow at HP. Lean Product and Process Development Exchange 2012.
Kanban: What is It and Why Should I Care?. With Landon Reese. Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2011.
Lean System Integration at HP. Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2010.
New Tricks with Old Tools: Using Data Flow Diagrams in Test Design. Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2005.
Evolution of Software Lifecycles. Panel on Evolutionary Delivery. Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2005.
Culture Clash. Software Testing and Quality Engineering. Sep/Oct 2003.
They Don’t Care About Quality. Proceedings of STAR East 2003.
Six Simple Things to Make Your Graphs More Effective. With Elisabeth Hendrickson. Software Testing and Quality Engineering. March/April 2003
But Will It Work For Me?. Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2002.
Tester to Developer Ratios. With Sue Bartlett. Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference 2001.
Step by Step Test Design. Software Testing and Quality Engineering. September/October. 2000
Divide and Conquer – Making Sense Out of Test Planning. Proceedings of STAR West. 1999.
Investigation into Rework in Several Projects . Proceedings of the Annual Oregon Workshop on Software Metrics. 1992.