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Binoculars over cityscape Keeping Your Software Testing Abilities Relevant Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Development and product teams have embraced agile and DevOps. What can testers do to keep up with their development peers? Here are some ideas about what testers can learn, what skills we can add, and what processes we can start doing in order to continue delivering quality today, tomorrow, and further into the future.

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Sunil Sehgal
"Find a job" keyboard button Thinking of Changing Jobs? Consider These Points First

There are certainly valid reasons to look for a new job. In fact, it may be that you can achieve some of your career goals only by switching jobs. But in considering the right and wrong reasons for changing jobs, it’s important not to see the current job as no good and some unknown future job as the “perfect solution.”

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Naomi Karten
People shaking hands How to Earn Trust in the Workplace

If you’re starting a new position, taking over a team, transferring to a new department, or simply doing your job every day, you can accomplish more and accomplish it faster if people trust you. There are several outside factors that influence whether people find you trustworthy, but here are some you can control.

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Naomi Karten
business man looking at gears Training and Tomorrow’s Jobs

Reports vary in predictions about what parts of the workforce will be most affected by automation. How far-fetched is the idea that significant numbers of technology jobs will become irrelevant? How can training and education programs better prepare us for the future?

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Pamela Rentz
profile view of brain How Testers Can Create a Change in Mindset

With all of the changes happening in the testing world and what is expected in order to succeed, one of the things that is needed is a change in mindset. Today’s testers need to be able to think outside traditional system requirements and instead focus on end user expectations and market acceptance.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Lit-up computer The Future of Testing: Quality Engineers and Specialist Skills

Many testers have opinions about the future of their profession. Melissa Tondi thinks the traditional QA position is moving toward that of a quality engineer—a skilled role using techniques previously thought of as the domain of specialists. If we focus on efficiency, tomorrow's testers can expand their skill sets.

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Melissa Tondi
Change ahead The Software World Is Changing—Are You Willing to Change with It?

The software landscape is changing. Processes are becoming quicker and leaner, but instead of re-evaluating some of our traditional practices, we sometimes try to make them fit where they don't belong. This holds back continuous improvement. If you want change, you first need to be willing to change.

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Lee Copeland
Conference 10 Strategies to Get the Most out of Attending a Conference

Any time you get the opportunity to attend a conference, think of it as a chance to learn and bring some new ideas back to your team and company. It’s important to be intentional as you prepare and to know what you want to achieve. Here are ten strategies—and a worksheet—to help you get the most out of the experience.

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Greg Paskal