Although I couldn’t make an entire blog post about March month in review, I’m happy to combine it together with April;
New assignment Agile Quality Coach
I started a new assignment as an Agile Quality Coach in the beginning of march, glad that I got this opportunity while being consultant. It’s a role that I wanted to develop in my career during the last couple of years. And at the same time, I challenged myself to make a talk and a worksop about it in the coming months to combine theory and practice.
LudiNord Pro: Game Festival
I had the chance to attend to my first game festival, I run a workshop with the game 1001 Tests in the morning, we had participants from different background as PO, Scrum Master, Testers …
My second participation in this festival was pitching our “TMAP Quality Improvement Game” with short dry runs to participants at out company booth.
That gamified reflection tool help teams be aware of their problems that could impact quality of products & processes and people and provide an easy and funny way to come up with the right metrics to the real problems in regards with the quality improvements actions that could be a topic of team brianstorming that ends up with a retrospective.
I also got new insights from other stand, I discussed with game designers and I bought a new game : the game that strengthen your neurons which I believe it’s a good sports to prepare the team for an exploratory testing session.
I got my new certificate TMAP 𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲 after attending 3 days trainings session and passing the exam !
Great content that makes me rediscover many things related to quality engineering and got fresh ideas on how to manage Quality at scale.
The course is full of interactive exercises which allow participants to reflect individially, within a group and across groups in the main room to reflect on our exercices for each chapter.
Grateful for my company for providing us various learning opportunities to accelerate our career growth.
Coming soon, I’ll become a trainer to provide this course for wider audience in France.
My first blog about Quality Coaching
It’s been a while since I wanted to write a blog about quality coaching, I started visualizing ideas by drawing the below sketchnote then I liked how colors are united to easily describe where the quality coach role is located, for that I named it Quality Coaching Colors 🙂
Quality Coaching Colors
I started my new role as a Quality Coach in the last couple of weeks, and I’m happy to share my new discoveries and learnings with…
Workshop set-up for EuroSTAR conference 2023
Our workshop set up for #EuroStarConf is almost ready, we are excited to make a new workshop version of the #21stSkills4testers with Ard Kramer
🤖 We added new challenges to our story, and we are going to challenge participants how they can make the best use of their softskills in the age of AI !
🔔 For that we have a new 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 announcement, we are looking for new stories how are you using your critical thinking when some agile or testing activities are done by #AI ?
📝 Share your stories with us, help us make a better workshop experience and you will be featured in our future appendix 📖 of the 21st century skills for testers.
Looking forward to meeting you at EuroSTAR Conference next month
Meetup via our Sogeti Nord Testing Community
We had a great session with our special guests Marianne and Eveline my colleagues from Sogeti NL
We introduced the role of quality coach, why it is important to have such a role in agile teams, what are the advantages for teams and organisation and also possible challenges and how to overcome them. We shared also our own experience in that role and Marianne shared a nice story about whole team quality.
Then at the end, we shared tools and ideas on how to make quality coaching efficient.
We are also organizing another version via SogetiLabs in the 24th May.
#ExploreWithEmna Exclusive Travel Edition
New Flag checked from my bucket list : First time in the UK and London is checked!
So excited to discover London for the first time. surprisingly the EuroSTAR train which is super fast in only 1h25 from Lille to London !
I wanted to take a moment and share with you my trip to London and different recommendations :
▶️ Transport to London : 1h25 using EuroSTAR direct train from Lille to London ST Pancreas International, price 191€
▶️ Transport inside London : Oyster card it costs 7£ then recharge it and if you reach certain amound depending on the zone (+11£ for example it becomes free during that the rest of that day, don’t forget to checkout everytime you take train or tram)
▶️ Food : Price could vary from 5£ in restaurants like wasabi (smallest sushi option) to 55£ in a hotel with great view.
I recommend eating in the china town, there are various options, buffet around 15-20£ (Example: Young Cheng, other restaurants : Nando’s good burgers with unlimited softdrinks, pret à Manger, ..)
▶️ Shopping places with good view:
1. Mall O2 in Greenwish, I highly recommend visiting it even without any shopping purpose, incredible building with great areas
2. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus
▶️ Places to visit and attractions
1. Tower of London and tower bridge
2. The share
3. Borough Market (food Hall)
4. Tate Modern
5. St Paula cathedral
6. British Museum (⚠️ FREE but reservation is required to avoid longer queue)
7. Kensington palace kensington Garden
8. The Churchill Arms
9. Notting hill (colorful streets for photography mainly)
11. SkyGarden (⚠️ FREE but reservation is required so I couldn’t make it 😕 )
13. London Eye : 40£ at their place and online reservation in advance from 30,5 till 38£ depends when you make the reservation
14. Emrites Cable car North Greenwich : 6£ One way
15. Big Ben
16. Little Venise
A funny thing that happened few days before I started my trip, I got a message in Linkedin from Shameem Mahaboob telling me she enjoyed my blogs and asked me to tell her if one day I will visit London, I said well I migh surprise you but I’m coming to London next week. She was so excited and we agreed to meet during my visit to London. Thank you Shameem for your warm welcome and the great time we spent together !
Thank you for reading, let me invite you to follow my hashtag #ExploreWithEmna in Linkedin for more adventures and new learnings related to Quality Coaching and other Software Testing adventures.