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#ATAGTR2018 Presentation "A dozen mistakes in Software Testing Career (and how to avoid them)" By AJAY BALAMURUGADAS


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Ajay has completed 12 years of his software testing career and penned down his top twelve mistakes. In this talk, he has shared his top three mistakes and give a preview of his book

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#ATAGTR2018 Presentation "A dozen mistakes in Software Testing Career (and how to avoid them)" By AJAY BALAMURUGADAS

  1. 1. 1 S E L F P R O C E S S M A N A G E M E N N T T E A M C O M M U N I C A T I O N T E S T I N G ? ? ? ? A dozen mistakes of my software testing career Ajay Balamurugadas AVP-Delivery, Qapitol QA Twitter: @ajay184f
  2. 2. 2 Where did I spend my twelve years Workshops, Meetups Attended multiple workshops Conducted workshops for Indian corporates and conferences Online Community Interacted with more than 2000 testers Six books for testers 40+ online batches Weekend Testing Co-founder of weekend testing Facilitated more than 120 sessions Freelancing More than 50 freelance projects More than 500 days of testing Companies Startups to Enterprises, 2 testers company to 5K testers, 8 months release cycle to daily production releases Conferences Asia, Europe, USA Speaker, Facilitator, Keynote, Workshop Attendee, Workshop Instructor Professional Summary
  3. 3. 3 Four Guiding Principles Limits are set in your mind It is a crime to make the same mistake If you don’t experiment, you will never discover If risky, ask permission If non-risky, do it first and then discuss 1No mistakes - No learning 2Cost vs Risk 3Nothing is impossible 4Make new mistakes
  4. 4. 4 Categories of mistakes 01 06 02 05 03 04 Self Related to my attitude, learning, habits Process Loopholes in the system which affected everyone Management Fights against management Communication My interactions with stakeholders The mistakes when I was testing Team How my actions affected my colleagues Testing
  5. 5. 5 Top 6 mistakes Automation and programming Lost interest for 5000 INR Wanted to help everyone Health One man army Overflowing cup
  6. 6. 6 And time for the launch...
  7. 7. 7 Final thoughts See if you can find out 79% 97% 53% 71% Searching jobs Weak in basics Up to date Will believe this slide