Changes in technology, methodologies and business models warrant most of the software industry to undergo changes very often.
Usually there is a lot of guidance available when it comes to figuring out what those changes mean to the community of programmers. However, software testers are typically left on
their own to figure out "how to fit in". This appears to have resulted in obsession of our industry to make testers to be more programming-savvy. Not that it is not important but is
that all testers can contribute to in modern software development teams?
Considering that software testing is about obtaining "true knowledge" around software and that we all are part of 'software system' , Lalit believes that testers in team can be far better
utilized beyond their traditional role of finding bugs and writing tests (automated or otherwise).
In his session, Lalit will talk about why he believes it is high time for software testers to realize their true potential and to know how they can contribute beyond their traditional role.
Lalit is currently working with XING SE as Senior Software Test Engineer. He is Chief Editor and co-founder of popular software testing magazine "Tea-time with Testers". He is also the co-creator of State of Testing report project.
Lalit is a skilled Exploratory Tester. Practitioner of RST and CDT . He is lead instructor for BSST Foundation course with Association for Software Testing, USA and regularly assists James Bach in his RST online class. Contact Lalit via twitter @Lalitbhamare / @TtimewidTesters or visit his personal blog - http://www.talesoftesting.com/