Testing Peers
Glue Work

Hello and welcome to episode 73 of the Testing Peers podcast, where this week we are talking about glue work.This week, regulars Chris, David and Russell are joined by the brilliant Vernon Richards.Before diving in, Vernon asks the Peers about their favourite non-work books.Chris then introduces the main topic of glue work, shouting out to Cassandra Leung for bringing the brilliant talk 'Being Glue' by Tanya Reilly into their world.You can find the talk here: https://noidea.dog/glueThe group draw comparisons to sports teams and housework, as well as the terrible precedent in the workplace of glue work often being handed to non-males. Often glue work is not recognised, used as a measure of success, but when the person who carries it out isn't present, then it all falls apart!We discuss a tester's natural inclination to infiltrate the entire SDLC, identify problems in a process, documentation, ways of working, etc. to mitigate issues earlier in the lifecycle.Vernon also brings up the concept of quiet quitting. Is how we're being measured at work a fair reflection of what we are doing and the value we bring?We discuss the challenges with this in leadership, to recognise it and present a more balanced view.A huge thank you to Vernon, for more of his thoughts, follow his social blog here: https://typeshare.co/vernonrichardsWe hope you found the discussion useful and would love to hear your [email protected] (https://twitter.com/testingpeers)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/testing-peers)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/testingpeers/)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TestingPeers)We’re also now on GoodPods, check it out via the mobile app storesIf you like what we do and are able to, please visit our Patreon to explore how you could support us going forwards: https://www.patreon.com/testingpeersSaffron QA is a provider of recruitment and consultancy services, exclusively for the software testing industry.You can find out more at https://saffronqa.co.uk/  or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/saffron-qa/Support the show

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