Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TWiST-Plus with Liz Marley and Denise Holmes




So this week we decided to take a break from doing the regular TWiST podcast due to people traveling and genrally not being around, but I still have a bunch of audio from the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference I’m waiting to get out there. With this, I suggested we could just do a TWiST-Plus edition and I could combine a couple of the poster paper presentations. And that’s exactly what we did :).

So for today’s episode (note, this is early than normal because I’m not going to be around for Friday), I put together two pieces fom poster paper presentations that were held at PNSQC. Poster paper presentations are presentations made on, you guessed it, presentation board displays. They stand in front of the boad and talk to people asthey come by about their presentation. It’s a more low key way to make a presentation than presenting an entire paper, but still gives the opportunity to talk about the technology or idea to as many people who are interested as they can during the “social hours” of the conference.


The first presentation is from Liz Marley of The Omni Group. Her poster paper covered “Touchy Testing” and was dedicated to the questions around “how do we effectively test applications for devices like the iPhone, IPad and Android?" "What do we need to do differently?" The second poster paper presentation was with Denise Holmes of Edge Leadership Consulting, and covered the idea of Polarities when dealing with business decisions. This was my first exposure to this idea, and I thought it was very interesting, the idea that weighing the pros and cons for decisions is not really sitting on one side of an issue or another, but actually an infinity shaped feedback loop that goes through four quadrants.


Anyway, click the following link to listen to A Special Thanksgiving TWiST-Plus.


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