Why You Don't Want to be A Tester!!
An Agile Discussion – Let’s talk about how
the testing landscape has changed!
The role of the SQA Engineer continues to evolve over time, sometimes in a good way, and sometimes in a not-so-good way. The promise of agile includes having everyone responsible for quality, however many SQA Engineers and Analysts find themselves participating as the ONLY testers for their backlog items, while others are still stuck in “build one sprint, test the next sprint” iterative cycles.
More of a conversation than a presentation, “Why you don’t want to be a tester” explores the role of Quality Assurance in Agile and what skills and experience will enable you to bring “quality” into the sprint, and get it off of the backlog!
Our speaker/moderator today: Brett Tramposh - Brett has spent his 25 years in SQA here in the Portland area focused on delivering high quality products, on time and on budget, that delight the customer! He is currently the Quality Practice Leader at Cambia Health Solutions where he is chartered with changing the quality culture and delivery for the IT and Application Development organization. His career has included working for other large and small companies like ADP, McAfee, Serena, Webtrends, iovation and ProSight, giving him a breadth of experience in which to draw from.
Brett is an active member and former Chair of the TAO QA Forum Steering Committee and participates regularly as a member of SQAUG, as well as online SQA forums. When asked what keeps him motivated, he replied; “I like to learn from what others are doing and how they are innovating and solving problems each and every day. It’s so important that we groom our knowledge and keep connected in our career as SQA Engineers outside of what we are experiencing in our current job”.