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From Testing to Product Management

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This talk describes my way from a lead test engineer to a senior product manager. I am also sharing information about my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing and the testing community.

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From Testing to Product Management

  1. 1. A Journey from Testing to Product Management By Daniel Knott @dnlkntt www.adventuresinqa.com
  2. 2. A Journey from Testing to Product Management My By Daniel Knott @dnlkntt www.adventuresinqa.com
  3. 3. Disclaimer If you are happy with your role in software testing, then stay and love what you do! There is no reason for leaving the role as software tester. However, life is not a straightforward path. Therefore, I will share my personal story. The story from a mobile testing expert becoming a product manager. The talk hopefully inspires you to look outside your comfort zone and to explore new things.
  4. 4. Hi, I’m Daniel Knott Senior Product Manager Mobile Tester by ❤ Author of the book: Hands-On Mobile App Testing (EN) & Mobile App Testing (DE) @dnlkntt www.adventuresinqa.com
  5. 5. Falling into Software Testing
  6. 6. My Writing Journey
  7. 7. Becoming an “Expert”
  8. 8. Software Testers are Generalists
  9. 9. Testers know the product really well Have users in mind Are great in asking ques:ons Have usually great communica:on and people skills Have usually technical skills They have the complete package to talk to developers, designers and outside stakeholders Software Testers are Generalists
  10. 10. Testers know the product really well Have users in mind Are great in asking questions Have usually great communica:on and people skills Have usually technical skills They have the complete package to talk to developers, designers and outside stakeholders Software Testers are Generalists
  11. 11. Testers know the product really well Have users in mind Are great in asking questions Have usually great communication and people skills Have usually technical skills They have the complete package to talk to developers, designers and outside stakeholders Software Testers are Generalists
  12. 12. Testers know the product really well Have users in mind Are great in asking questions Have usually great communication and people skills Have usually technical skills They have the complete package to talk to developers, designers and outside stakeholders So0ware Testers are Generalists
  13. 13. Testers know the product really well Have users in mind Are great in asking questions Have usually great communication and people skills Have usually technical skills They have the complete package to talk to developers, designers and outside stakeholders So0ware Testers are Generalists
  14. 14. Testers know the product really well Have users in mind Are great in asking questions Have usually great communication and people skills Have usually technical skills They have the complete package to talk to developers, designers and outside stakeholders So0ware Testers are Generalists
  15. 15. The Writing Continues
  16. 16. Leadership Support & Restart
  17. 17. Possible Next Careers Steps For Software Testers
  18. 18. Possible Next Careers Steps For Software Testers • Team Lead QA / Head of QA • Lead or Principal tester • Test/ Quality Coach • Developer • Business Analysts • Product Managers • Project Managers / Agile Coaches
  19. 19. Build up Your Brand
  20. 20. Thank You! @dnlkntt – www.adventuresinqa.com

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