On January 3, 2011 Phil Kirkham posted a question on the Software testing club:
“so if you were to set a target of doing 2 hours practice a week every week this year, how would you spend your 100 hours ?”
Having missed the post initially I read the post as early as the week before Christmas. So I really had not enough time left to get to 100 hours in 2011. After reading the post and comments I felt however that Phil was making a valid point. One should spent time and effort on practicing and in my comment on his post I made the following promise:
“As 2012 is on the brink of starting I will try to put this into practice. As two hours seems a bit low I will spent 5 hours per week on practicing and some extra time on logging and writing short (monthly) posts about it.”
So today is January 1st and I am starting to live up to my promise. Every week of this year, except for the summer holidays, I will try to practice for at least 5 hours and log the things I do. At the end of every month I will write a post sharing my activities, providing short reviews and formulate my insights.
I have started practicing earlier today by reading “Essential Software Test Design” by Torbjörn Ryber. A book that I had downloaded as a PDF before and of which I found after a number of pages and comments from fellow DEWT’s that I wanted to have the hard copy. Later today I will make time to listen to TWiST # 76. I am not yet sure what I will do for the rest of the month, but as said before I will keep you posted.
For now I wish all of you a wonderful, succesful and entertaining 2012 and I hope to meet lots of you in person this year!