Reflecting on leading a Testing Community of Practice Part II

For Part I go here

Devoting time and effort – when I have it

While I’m on my project my priority is as a tester in my scrum team. Therefore, I only devote time and effort when I have it. Some weeks I’m very busy in my team and barely give the CoP a second thought; other weeks I have more time to prepare a presentation or approach people to give presentations (or look up topics to see what people may find interesting to hear about from others).

I really appreciate the flexibility. While there is an expectation that something happens regularly, it seems that definition of “regularly” has become roughly once a month. Continue reading “Reflecting on leading a Testing Community of Practice Part II”

Reflecting on leading a Testing Community of Practice Part I

For about 4-6 months, I have been leading the Testing Community of Practice at my current project. Before then there were 4 of us being co-leads (for 6 months ish) before I was approached to see if I wanted to drive it and be the lead. I said yes – and said I wanted to see if I was a good fit as a lead, if I had the energy/desire for it and if there was a need/desire for a Testing CoP in the first place. Continue reading “Reflecting on leading a Testing Community of Practice Part I”