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‘Duathlon or Dua Lipa?’: Stu's Training Tracks & Sports Training Techniques

Posted by Stu Hadley on 21/05/2024

Part Two - Train Like a Pro: Guide to Sports Training

Welcome back to Part 2 of our blog series! In this blog, Stu explains how he manages to balance work with his sports training, highlighting the importance of family support and meticulous planning. Stu also shares how his extensive music playlist fuels his duathlon races, and his quick-fire answers offer insights into his personal preferences.

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Topics: Test Manager, Test Teams, Personal Stories

'Race Ready!': Stu's Insights into Duathlon Training

Posted by Stu Hadley on 23/04/2024

Part 1 - In the Spotlight: Stu Hadley - A Q&A Session

nFocus are very proud to supports and sponsors our very own Stu Hadley as he pursues his dream as an athlete representing Great Britain for major events this year. 

Rachel and Eve engaged in a captivating discussion with Stu about his upcoming races and his transition from triathlons to duathlons. Stu reveals his next race, the Mallory Park Sprinter Qualifier, aiming for a spot in next year's World Duathlon Championship.

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Topics: Test Manager, Test Teams, Personal Stories

Productivity in 2020

Posted by The nFocus Team on 29/10/2020

How to Maximize Productivity

Today, we welcome back Scott Summers with his advice on maintaining productivity in 2020.

A question that I’m being asked a lot at the moment is “how can I maintain (or increase) the productivity of my test team when they are working from home?”. The following are a few things that I've been considering recently and hope you find them useful.

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Topics: Test Manager, productivity

Benefits of a Testing Centre of Excellence - Part 2

Posted by The nFocus Team on 24/06/2020

Reflecting on the Value of a Testing Centre of Excellence

In my last post I discussed how a Testing Centre of Excellence can reduce cost and create efficiency in an organisation. In this post, I will discuss some of the other benefits of a TCOE.

A Testing Centre of Excellence can:

  • Increase test maturity and promote innovation across the organisation
  • Define, encourage and enforce best practices
  • Define test policy and test strategies aligned with the business needs
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Topics: Software Testing, Testing, Test Management, Test Manager, Test Teams, testingcentreofexcellence

A guide to ‘Hiring a Test Manager’

Posted by The nFocus Team on 7/06/2016

Strategies for Attracting Top Talent

How hard can it be? Well hiring a Test Manager is simple - right? Well they all pretty much look the same, have the same key points on their CV and have all ticked 80% of the boxes for what you are looking for but that just complicates the process in reality.

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Topics: Test Management, Test Manager

Test Manager Facing Extinction in Today's Agile Landscape

Posted by The nFocus Team on 12/05/2016

Is the Role of Test Manager Facing Extinction in Today's Agile World?

So by now, you would have realised that projects run using waterfall methodologies are from the Triassic period and Agile is the new kid on the block and here to stay (well for the next six months at least..). And, the traditional role of a Test Manager seems no more, almost extinct like the Tyrannosaurs. But wait, just because testers are working in collaboration with the project teams and reporting, estimating and planning directly with them doesn’t mean the Test Management role is dead as a Dodo, no far from it.

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Topics: Agile,, Test Management, Test Manager

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