Systems Thinking for Testers - Rahul Parwal - TF 2022

TestFlix 2022 - Rahul Parwal

'TestFlix 2022' - Esteemed Speaker

Rahul Parwal

Senior Software Engineer

Atomic Talk Title: Systems Thinking for Testers

It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so. – Jerry Weinberg

A software tester’s day-to-day work often involves dealing with chaos and ambiguity. Most of this is not from the complexity of the software world but due to the fallacious models that gets applied to them.

However, if you’re ready to find new ways of making sense, and discovering new ways of acting in the software world, this talk is for you.

I will talk about an introduction to systems thinking and its usefulness for software testers. It will begin with the idea of a system and how to visualize the scope of any arbitrarial software system. With practical examples from software and testing world, this talk will guide fellow testers on how to use and develop systems thinking to think and test better. Additionally, it helps you avoid some common testing traps and failures, along with some tips and references to learn more about systems thinking.

Talk Takeaways

  • What is Systems Thinking?
  • How to avoid Distortions in Testing?
  • Systems Metrics vs Traditional Metrics
  • Tips & Resources to develop Systems Thinking 

Speaker Bio

Rahul Parwal is a Software Tester & Generalist. Presently, He works as a Senior Software Engineer with ifm engineering in India. Reading, learning, and practicing the craft of software testing is something Rahul enjoys doing.

His recent accolades include the ‘Jerry Weinberg Testing Excellence Award‘ under the ‘Rising star of the year’ (2021) Category from the “Tea-time with Testers” Magazine.

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