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Friday, June 4 • 14:50 - 15:30
Evolution of Perspectives Along the Life Cycle of a Tester

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"There are lots of measures for excellence, but I've found ISO9126 to be the best", is something I wrote in a blog post draft in 2009. I'm glad I never posted that, because since then my worldview has changed quite a bit. I've worked as a tester since 2004 and during these 15 years I've said many things I truly believed in at the time, but now a lot of it seems quite ridiculous or even embarrassing. Some of it has even caused me quite a bit of trouble. But even though I'm not proud of everything I've said, it has given me a unique opportunity to learn how my perspectives on this fine profession we call testing has changed over the years.

For this presentation I've gone through almost 300 blog posts, articles and random scribbles, from which some has been published, some are still waiting their turn as drafts and some are buried to the depths of my hard drives. This data spans over 15 years and gives an interesting storyline with its plot twists and everything to the evolution of perspectives along the life cycle of a tester.

Key takeaways:
This is an educational story on how a mind and values of a tester can change over 15 years of time. Attendees dive into pivotal learning points that steered a testers path to something that boosted his career and well being as a professional. There are also few cautionary tales on what to do and not to do, and what to say and not to say.

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Sami Söderblom

QA Lead, SOK, Happy Monkey
Sami is one of Finland's leading experts in context-driven quality practices. He has over fifteen years of history from a variety of testing and quality leadership positions in nearly twenty different business domains. He's a colorful blogger, award winning author of industry publications... Read More →

Friday June 4, 2021 14:50 - 15:30 EEST