Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tester’s Musings: Light At the End of the Tunnel

A lot of times we are caught in the constant struggle of just keeping up with things. There is a lot going on and its harder to feel like there is anything positive going on with work or personal things. … Continue reading

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The IT Files – Matt Heusser

A name that you can always see in Software Test Pro site. A name that you can see busily helping/replying/mentoring on twitter. A name that never is shy to say what he thinks. A name: Matt Heusser. A consulting software … Continue reading

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ITKE – The IT Files – Pradeep Soundarajan

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ITKE – The IT Files – Blindu Eusebiu

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Waste and Non Value Add in Software Development

In my series Customer Value Add I went over the list of wastes as identified in lean six sigma. I would now like to connect this to software development and identify where there can be best and how it can … Continue reading

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Fun @ work

Recently I have been complaining to my colleague that we don’t have enough fun at work. There are several reasons for this Too many releases – There are lots of regulation changes happening and we have been trying to keep up and that means more releases, hot-fixes and … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Employees Under Utilized – 8

The final one in non-value add category is Employees under utilized. This is when the knowledge and creativity of an employee is not fully used. This happens more than we think it does. Due to lack of cross-training and cross-utilization … Continue reading

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CVA or NVA – Motion – 7

Next category in our downtime analysis is motion. Motion is poor organization within work area or location of equipment needed for the job or extra setup time. For example if you have to log into a system to get data, … Continue reading

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