Driving While Driven: The Way of the Skilled Tester
At some point in our lives, we grow up. We leave our parents’ house. We take full responsibility for our own actions. This is a presentation about taking responsibility for your testing. And the first step is to gently put aside your parents rules. The Context-Driven School of testing means each tester is his own methodologist. We do testing by tools and means that we choose based on the situation, rather than according to ritual or tradition. This requires skills, and those skills must be developed. It is a challenging prospect to master your craft, but supremely satisfying.
Join James Bach as we discuss what it means to be context driven, the role of skills in your development, and how you can become part of the CDT community.
James Bach is the creator and senior designer of the Rapid Software Testing methodology, a context-driven approach to testing. He teaches and consults on this around the world. He’s been in the industry for 30 years, starting as a programmer for a while, and then a test manager in Silicon Valley for about a decade, before going to work for consulting companies and eventually starting his own company, Satisfice, Inc. James is one of the founders of the Context-Driven School of Testing, and is the co-author of Lessons Learned in Software Testing, and author of Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar, a book about self-education.
Keith Klain is the co-CEO of Doran Jones, a New York based consulting company building a technology outsourcing center in the South Bronx. For the last 20 years Keith has built technology teams for global financial services and IT consulting firms in the US, UK, and Asia Pacific. Keith designed the Software Testing Education Program with the Bronx based non-profit Per Scholas while he was a Director at Barclays Investment Bank. He is the Executive Vice President of the Association for Software Testing and was the recipient of the 2013 Software Test Professionals Luminary award.