Understanding the business side of testing is as important as amplifying our approaches and techniques. In this track you will learn how to effectively lead diverse test teams, communicate with stakeholders, and advocate for testing.

My Worst Performance Testing Mistakes

Wow, did I mess that up!! As modern software engineers we know the value of learning from our failures. We also know that it’s better to learn from the failures and mistakes of others than necessarily repeating the same mistakes in our own work. Allow me then to share my own personal “adventures” in performance […]

Collaborative Testing: Why We CAN Have Nice Things

ATDD and BDD sound great, but how does a team that is more used to traditional methods of development and testing make the transition? We’ll talk about some practical steps to get there, plus some very important shared values that the team must possess before attempting this type of development. We’ll talk about how this […]

What’s in Your Cup of “T”

Testers today are being asked to do a whole lot more than just testing. The notion of “T” shaped people was created Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO) coined it in the 1990s to describe the new breed of worker. I believe that testers, actually – anyone, can contribute a lot more to the business than […]

Become an Influential Tester: Learn How to Be Heard

As a tester, are you tired of no one really listening to you? Are you finding bugs and having them ignored? Are you worried that the development process and product quality isn’t as good as it should be? Jane Fraser shares ways to help you be heard―ways to position yourself as a leader within your […]

Leading Change from the Test Team

Most efforts to request or implement changes fail. They fail often enough that the “change curve” for organization change is derived from the grieving process when a loved-one dies. Shock, denial, anger, and fear are experienced before the organization starts accepting the change and committing to it. These change efforts fail somewhere between shock and […]

7 Steps to Pragmatic Mobile Testing

Mobile testing is getting harder: more devices, multiple operating systems, higher quality expectations and shorter development cycles. Much of mobile app testing is manual and moving to automation is a requirement. But where do you start? Do you know who is the typical user and how the app is used? How do you know which […]