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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.

Track Talk: Who is in the Driver’s Seat of Your Career?

Are you looking to make a move in your career? Have you been wondering whether you’re being compensated fairly for your skill set, tenure with your company or compared to others in similar industries? Join Melissa as she walks through innovative ways to put yourself back in the driver’s seat of your career. Talk Takeaways: […]

Workshop: Leading the Next Generation of Software Testing

It has been said “Everything rises and falls on leadership”. The world has experienced many changes over the last few decades, and organizations must respond to this constant change at much greater speed than ever before. Many companies are eliminating the role of the test manager in agile teams and creating flat organizations which combine […]

Track Talk: Evolve or Die – What Testers Need to Do to Survive and Thrive

With the advent of new technologies, agile methodologies, innovative tools, and a global workforce, the tester’s role is rapidly changing. Those who can adapt to the changing environment get the best jobs and assignments, and others get left behind. As the discipline of testing evolves, test professionals have to make decisions that will determine their […]

Track Talk: Building the QA Team of the 2020’s

The QA Industry changed dramatically in 2010’s. As technology grew to support (and sometimes run) so many facets of our lives, the importance of the role of the QA professional grew mightily. Our impact across the entire development life cycle was being felt like never before. In our new decade, the impact of QA will […]

Session: The F Word – Giving Great Feedback

This session will be the session everyone knows they should attend but would like to avoid! Providing feedback is a necessary skill for individuals, teams, and organizations to grow, yet studies suggest 69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees and 37% of business leaders are afraid to give performance feedback. Although these numbers […]