For the 1st time ever CAST is coming to the southern part of the globe! So don’t miss your spot! I think most (I’m guessing all) of yours truly from here will be there.
And with Michael Bolton and Goranka Bjedov as Keynote speakers you can’t really go wrong now can you?
So book your seat now! Early bird prices too. https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/castx17-call-for-proposals/packages-and-pricing/
For those that have missed this so far, take note that there will be a cool conference coming up in Melbourne with yours truly. My expectations are high for the 1st Australian Testing Days conferece. The lineup and topics look top notch. Have a look here: https://testengineeringalliance.com/australian-testing-days-2016/
If you decide to book use ERLEWEIN15 in the coupon section for a 15% conference discount.
As you probably can’t have overlooked there is a Petition out for stopping ISO29119. On this blog we have all signed the petition and wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments/concerns that a lot of testers have. Since there’s been a lot written about this we don’t think we have much detail to add. So if you want to sign the petition go here:
If you need the short and low down we suggest reading the excellent abstract by Michael Bolton here. The CAST presentation/video that kicked it all off here.
Also see our original post from way back when here. For MUCH more in depth stuff read everything you can find here (see you in a week or so 😉 ).
We’re all hoping you will join in supporting this cause. Also follow twitter hashtag #stop29119 for new developments.
by Oliver Erlewein
Posted in Certification, Communities, Context Driven Testing, Standardization
- Tagged CAST, communities, ISO29119, ISTQB, James Bach, James Christie, Michael Bolton, standardization
We’re often in a spot, where we have to interview testers for a position. We also get interviewed ourselves. So as someone who considers himself aligning to CDT, how do you recognise who you have in an interview?
Over the years I’ve developed my own style and it gets me usable results but Rex Black and Michael Bolton have put it so nicely into this FaceBook post I really can’t resist posting it here. It makes the point so well I couldn’t possibly add anything more to it.
So if you ever wondered who you are or what a CDT tester interview looks like…
Posted in Communities, Context Driven Testing, Standardization
- Tagged CDT, communities, ISTQB, Michael Bolton, Oliver, personal, possum, Scripted Testing, Test leaders, Thought leadership
Let’s Test 2013 had a lot to live up to. I had heard so much about the previous conference, with people confidently saying that “Let’s Test is the Best Testing Conference in the World”. After going this year, I have to say, I 100% agree. Let me explain why I had the testing time of my life.
Posted in Communities, Event
- Tagged context-driven, facilitating, James Bach, Letstest, letstestoz, miagi-do, Michael Bolton, paul holland, Richard, test lab
Well hello, Hello Test World.
Firstly, it’s an honour to be included as part of the team here. What a great bunch of thinking testers to blog with! Since KWST #2 in 2012 (where we met) I have formed a wonderful friendship with these Kiwi dudes, and have learned a great deal in the process. Their passion for our craft is infectious, and for that I thank them.
The below article was originally put together by myself and Brian Osman for submission in The Testing Planet. Unfortunately deadlines got the better of us and we didn’t polish it in time. I thought it might be a good idea to share this with you all for my first ‘official’ post on HTW. Being a joint piece helps with my HTW beginners nerves. ;0)
First we discuss our thoughts on leadership, then what we’re trying to do for our little pieces of the world. Oh, it’s long… but stick with it.