“The Testing Profession: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” by Paul Holland | TTTribeCast Webinar

TTTribeCast Webinar: “The Testing Profession: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” by Paul Holland
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What is the webinar about?

Paul Holland will discuss many testing topics including metrics, automation, language/semantics, and trends in the industry. During this energetic talk Paul will talk about his own experiences, observations, and conclusions that back up his ideas. He will provide guidance as to what testers can do to combat “best practices” like “our goal is 100% automation”. He will show examples of test reports that provide actionable information and not numbers that give the illusion of information. But, most of all, he will provide you with his strong opinions in the form of entertaining rants and stories.

Key Takeaways:
  • The words we use matter
  • Testing metrics are often dangerous
  • Many test reports are ineffective at communicating actionable information

About the Speaker

Paul Holland

Paul Holland

Principal Consultant at Plato Testing

Paul Holland is the Principal Consultant at Plato Testing, with over 27 years experience in Software Testing. Previous positions include Senior Test Automation Architect at Saks Off 5th; Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata; Head of Testing at a small consultancy in NYC; and seventeen years at Alcatel-Lucent.

Paul specializes in adapting testing methodologies to reduce waste, and to increase effectiveness and efficiency. He finds ways to reduce documentation by documenting only what needs to be documented, modifying reporting of test activities to provide actionable information to stakeholders, and reducing or eliminating potentially harmful metrics. Prior to becoming involved in Software Testing, Paul was a Sea King helicopter pilot for the Canadian military.

Paul is one of five instructors of the Rapid Software Testing course, developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton.

About The Test Tribe

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