The Real Role of an Agile Tester

There is a labeling issue in the software development industry, and it’s doing a disservice to us as software testers. In this talk, I look at the many roles a tester can fill on an agile team, how we’ve typically been labelled, and why these labels are holding us back from having a wider impact.

In the past, I’ve felt pigeonholed in my testing career due to the job titles I held. I’ll talk about my experiences at various companies, how I handled these scenarios and how I grew into the well-¬rounded tester that I am today. I’ll also draw on this experience, as well as others’, to give some advice that can apply to other situations. I hope that hearing my experience will inspire others to look beyond their titles to see what they can do to advance their careers and become the testers they really want to be.

Session Takeaways:

  • Why role titles don’t matter, and why you shouldn’t let them matter in your workplace.
  • How to gain traction when feeling like you have more to offer than was is currently being utilized.
  • How to branch out and take on new responsibilities, and why it is important to do so.

Location: Oak Date: April 6, 2016 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Graeme Harvey