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What I Learned From Running As A Product Manager

I am a runner for more than 15 years! I started running as part of weekly workouts on my soccer team. Back then I hated pure running. I had the feeling that it’s boring to just run around a track or the fields. But I stuck to it to some extent. However, my perspective on running changed completely 5 years ago. In this blog post, I want to write about what running taught me and what I can transfer to my professional career as a product manager.

A New Start

5 years ago I felt not fit, I did go regularly to the gym but I hate going to the gym and to do my workouts on some machines. I wanted to do sports outside, enjoy nature and the fresh air. Furthermore, I wanted to do a sport that I can perform everywhere with the least amount of equipment. So I thought why not give running another try, but this time with a higher focus. I went to a local running shop a bought some running shoes and started to run. I used my phone to track my activities, but I did not make any progress. I tried to run even more during the weeks, but then the first injuries came around the corner. I was disappointed, I thought maybe running is nothing for me and my body. But this time I said no, I will not give up. I read several books about running and running injuries and found out what my problem was.

I did just too much running for my fitness level. It sounds simple, but it was obvious to me. Instead of running 3-5 times per week between 5km and 10km I slowed down. I did only 2 runs per week but invested lots of time in stretching and core workouts to strengthen my muscles. Read more

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Reading Recommendations # 40

Today it is already the 40th issue of the reading recommendation and there will be more to come this year. The latest issue contains again six interesting posts about software testing, learning and leadership. There is a very interesting post from Jonathan Kohl about “Designing a Gamification Productivity Tool” which I highly recommend to read it. There is a post from Katrina Clokie about how she writes her posts which I find really insightful and helpful for me as a blogger. The other posts are dealing with the topics “Bad Habits During Testing Activities”, “Learning about test automation with Lego”, “Leading without Direct Reports” and a post about “Reflection”.

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Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottJonathan Kohl | Designing a Gamification Productivity Tool

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Reading Recommendations # 38

The 38th issue of the reading recommendation contains five interesting posts. This issue is mainly about learning, test automation and how to select the right mobile test devices for your team. There are posts with the topic “Audio Testing”, “Remote Experiential Learning”, “5 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Understand about Test Automation”, “Automated Verifications are Special, and Why This is Important” and an article about “How To Decide Which Devices to Buy for Mobile Testing” from Karen Johnson.

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Google Testing Blog: Audio Testing – Automatic Gain Control

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Reading Recommendations # 36

The 36th issue of the reading recommendation contains again 8 posts. There are topics about Women in Testing, Testing Skills, learning and what kind of skills helps you to built quality in. Furthermore, there is another episode from Stephen Janaway’s podcast series Testing in the Pub with the topic of security testing. There is another interesting post about the topic How I stopped hating QA. And Katrina Clokie provided yet another awesome testing pathway this time about security testing. And last but not least there is a topic about mobile testing.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me posts that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottA Seasoned Tester’s Crystal Ball: Women (like me) in Testing

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