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STARWest: Make Your Team Awesome, Yes You Can!

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STARWest: Make Your Team Awesome, Yes You Can!

  1. 1. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Make Your Team Awesome -Yes,You Can! by Maaret Pyhäjärvi
  2. 2. @maaretp http://maaretp.com
  3. 3. @maaretp http://maaretp.com
  4. 4. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Just a tester * but no one is just anything
  5. 5. @maaretp http://maaretp.com http://visible-quality.blogspot.fi/2017/03/from-appreciation-of-shallow-testing.html She's like "I want to exploratory test your ApprovalTests" and I'm like "Yeah, go for it", cause it's all written test first and its code I'm very proud of. And she destroyed it in like an hour and a half.
  6. 6. @maaretp http://maaretp.com
  7. 7. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Testers don’t break the code, they break your illusions about the code. - Adapted from James Bach
  8. 8. @maaretp http://maaretp.com We aren’t here to make a great product or a great company, but rather to make our customers awesome at whatever they do with our products or services. –Kathy Sierra, Badass: Making Users Awesome
  9. 9. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Make People Awesome http://modernagile.org
  10. 10. @maaretp http://maaretp.com 1. Safety is a prerequisite for learning 2. Learning is a superpower 3. Wanting credit can get in the way 4. Finding my identity 5. Takeaway learnings
  11. 11. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Phychological Safety unlocking performance
  12. 12. @maaretp http://maaretp.com
  13. 13. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions. –Project Aristoteles, Google
  14. 14. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Safety is a prerequisite for learning
  15. 15. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Willpower and cognitive processing draw from the same pool of resources. - Kathy Sierra,Your App Makes Me Fat
  16. 16. @maaretp http://maaretp.com People aren’t afraid of failure, they’re afraid of blame. –Seth Godin
  17. 17. @maaretp http://maaretp.com What defines me is both the best behaviors I amplify and the worst behaviors I tolerate - adapted from Jurgen Appelo
  18. 18. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Learning is Superpower an industry of learning
  19. 19. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Machines are learning, are you? –Paul Merrill
  20. 20. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Every day when I come to work, my goal is to be better after the day.
  21. 21. @maaretp http://maaretp.com The 5-Year Rule
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  23. 23. @maaretp http://maaretp.com 5.5 hrs of learning and 2.5 hrs of working puts you ahead after 1 year if the gain daily is 1%. - Llewellyn Falco http://lfal.co/LearningHourROI
  24. 24. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Cognitive Dissonance
  25. 25. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Serendipitous Learning
  26. 26. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Experts are not the one ones who know the most but ones who learn the fastest
  27. 27. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Caring for Credit teamwork conditions
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  29. 29. @maaretp http://maaretp.com It’s not that I’m so smart, I just stay with the problems longer.
  30. 30. @maaretp http://maaretp.com https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ guest-blog/the-forgotten-life-of- einsteins-first-wife/ “Mileva Marić Einstein was a physicist who contributed significantly to his groundbreaking science.”
  31. 31. @maaretp http://maaretp.com
  32. 32. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Best ideas win when you care about work over credit
  33. 33. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Why are there no baby dinosaurs? http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/why-no-baby-dinosaurs/1445773#Wi7HpGVpubUWDhBE.99 5/12 identified types of dinosaurs did not exist
  34. 34. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Four C’s of a Modern Tester making us awesome!
  35. 35. @maaretp http://maaretp.com A Job Description for me: 20 – 60 % of hands-on testing 20 – 60 % of helping others test Rest: do whatever you like that is beneficial for the company JukkaTalvio Manager Extraordinaire Quality Director, HERE Consumer 2005
  36. 36. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Catalyst Conscience Cheerleader Critical thinker
  37. 37. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Catalyst increasing rate of reaction
  38. 38. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Holding space
  39. 39. @maaretp http://maaretp.com It is easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. – Grace Hopper
  40. 40. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Changing myself and environment, not the others
  41. 41. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Lending Privilege
  42. 42. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Conscience sense of right and wrong
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  44. 44. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Being brave when others are not with a survivorship bias warning
  45. 45. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Avoiding decision is a decision
  46. 46. @maaretp http://maaretp.com From gatekeeper to advisor
  47. 47. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Cheerleader power of the positive
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  49. 49. @maaretp http://maaretp.com What ever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. – Indra Nooyi
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  51. 51. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Being Authentic
  52. 52. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Critical Thinker seeing things others don’t
  53. 53. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Product is my external imagination I am my developer’s external imagination
  54. 54. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Pool is not a bigger bathtub
  55. 55. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Catalyst Conscience Cheerleader Critical thinker
  56. 56. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Tools for Awesome We don’t have it all yet!
  57. 57. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Glance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cca8Eoi1StQ
  58. 58. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Alfred
  59. 59. @maaretp http://maaretp.com "All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, on the same computer." -- Woody Zuill
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  61. 61. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Maaret Pyhäjärvi Email: maaret@iki.fi Twitter: @maaretp Web: maaretp.com Blog: visible-quality.blogspot.fi (please connect with me through Twitter or LinkedIn)

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