More on community, a few tangents, and a few strong opinions.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change
- Situational Leadership – Training, etc can be found here
We talk about how testers (and test specialists) can use the power of community to discover what they don’t know they don’t know.
And other stuff.
It’s the 2017 year end extravaganza with discussions about 2017, thoughts and predictions about 2018, and more…including…
The AB Testing Merchandise shop – http://cafepress.com/abtesting
And, sign up for Audible with AB Testing
We’ll be back in 2018.
It’s the penultimate AB show of 2017. More discussions about modern testing, a bit of a preview of what’s coming up in episode 73, the role of a modern tester in code craftsmanship, and a bit on this shift-left thing.
In this eclectic episode, we discuss college savings plans, personal finance (wtf?), definitions of “Modern Testing”, and recap the Unity Services Test Summit (where Brent presented on moving to a data-centric culture).
Steve Rowe is back for another visit, and he shares some of his experiences from STAR Canada, discusses logical fallacies, and we all chime in on the transition from traditional to modern testing.
We had a brief break in recording, but we’re back with another fun-filled fifty minutes where we take mailbag questions on the pros and cons of ISTQB certification, the impact of easy-to-create GUI tests on the testing pyramid, and whether or not you really need a data scientist.
We spend a chunk of time talking about a report (The State of Functional Testing), and how it aligns with modern testing. We answer a #mailbag question elaborating on the role of a modern tester, and we get to hear Brent functioning on just a few hours of sleep.
For this episode, we shoved Brent into a time machine and asked 1990s “Traditional Test Manager” Brent to have a conversation with “Modern Testing Manager” Alan.
The usual arguments and antics follow.