Australian software testing professional, teacher, and journalist Thomas McCoy has worked in the IT industry for more than two decades. Much of this time was spent as a software developer and IT manager with Australian government agencies. Wanting to make a greater contribution to software quality, Thomas re-oriented his career into the emerging discipline of software testing and has been an enthusiastic promoter of the profession ever since. At conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Asia, and the United States, Thomas is a popular keynote speaker, who has received several best presentation awards. You can reach Thomas at [email protected].
Is software testing an emotional activity? Think about the range of emotions we feel when undertaking our role. What emotional intelligence tries to teach us is how to identify and respond to these emotions in the most productive way possible. Read on to learn how to use emotional intelligence.
As testers, our role has been described as similar to car headlights. Although we illuminate the project and provide advance warning of risks, we’re definitely not in the driver’s seat. For this reason, communication skills are critical to our profession. Read on to become an effective communicator.