Phil Kirkham

Defect Re-use – Getting the Most Out of Mistakes


almost 6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
If you don’t know about a potential problem, you can’t test for it. The more possible defects you know about, the more you can test for, and...

The Leprechaun’s Pencil


over 6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
Thanks to a recent tweet I ended up watching a video of a presentation about agile. Whilst the content of the talk could be an entire blog post in itself...

Dangerous Liaisons


over 6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
A project that I’m currently testing is a management system that has things like resources, timelines and tasks. There are different types of tasks...

Why You Can’t Trust “No Reported Errors”


over 6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
I’ve recently moved to the US, and as part of that process, I had to transfer some money from my UK bank account to a US credit union. As my original...

Increasing Your Exposure To Experiences


~6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
Now that I’m settling into life in Grand Rapids, it’s time to start connecting with the community. I’ve applied to be a soccer referee...

Getting Testing up to Speed Using SF DEPOT


~6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
With a number of projects now calling on my testing services, I’ve had to quickly get up to speed. To help in this, I’ve been using the SF...

Offside – How Being A Linesman Helps My Testing


almost 6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
Now that I’m settling into life in Grand Rapids after my move over from England, I wanted to start connecting with the local community. I’ve...

Paper Plates – Testing All Your Deliverables


almost 6 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
Car registration plate renewal time. The painful part is the money coming out of the bank; doing it online should be painless. Shouldn’t it? The...

The Tests of Requisite Variety


over 5 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
I recently took the AST BBST Foundations course in testing, an intensive, month-long, online course. Although it’s titled as a Foundation course,...

The Tests of Requisite Variety


over 5 years ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
I recently took the AST BBST Foundations course in testing, an intensive, month-long, online course. Although it’s titled as a Foundation course,...