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The True Power of Tester is INFORMATION

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The version of my presentation for Quest for Quality 2018 conference, Dublin, Ireland.

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The True Power of Tester is INFORMATION

  1. 1. THE TRUE POWER OF TESTER IS INFORMATION Based on real events
  2. 2. ABOUT ME IGOR GOLDSHMIDT Senior QA ENGINEER Testing Geek Quality Freak Blogger Speaker
  3. 3. OUR HERO MIKE QA ENGINEER
  4. 4. MIKE’S PROBLEM Mike could not ... • Affect the process • Control • Do a good work
  5. 5. WHY? He did not know enough about .. • Technology • Testing • Product • Status of the project
  6. 6. BUT MIKE WANTS TO BE POWERFUL COOL TESTER !!! That is, to be an Information owner
  7. 7. PROF-TECHNICAL INFORMATION What for? Common language with the team To raise the professional level Where to find? Blogging Magazines Conferences Meetups Courses
  8. 8. PRODUCT INFORMATION • Specs • Epics and Stories in Jira • WIKI • E-mails • Chats • Test Cases • Bugs • Notepads Documentation Document Documents Documents everywhere
  9. 9. PRODUCT INFORMATION • Poke more. • Be a “why man”. • Explore more. • How does it work for others (competitors)? • Excitement – search for new bugs. • Explore the past (bugs) Active Research I test as much as I can Script Testing Exploratory Testing Monkey Testing Drunk Testing
  10. 10. PRODUCT INFORMATION INTERROGATION INVESTIGATION
  11. 11. INVESTIGATION Developers Testers PO + Managers Other PRODUCT INFORMATION Informer Groups: Efforts INFORMATION TYPES OF RESPONDENTS
  12. 12. TYPES OF RESPONDENTS PRODUCT INFORMATION/ INVESTIGATION 1st 2nd 3rd A lot of effort - minimum of information Normal effort – enough information Minimum effort – maximum of information Our choice
  13. 13. STORAGE Everyone can update !!! WHERE? HOW? Lucky - WIKIs Unlucky - Google Docs Clear Actual Update
  14. 14. PROJECT STATUS Pre-Planning Planning Development DYNAMIC INFORMATION v1 v10
  15. 15. WORK FOCUS Pre-Planning Planning Development DOCUMENTATION TEAM PRODUCT
  16. 16. IMPORTANT stage of work with information is…
  17. 17. TIPS AND TRICKS Keep eyes and ears opened Develop personal connection with neighbors Regular interrogations (manager) Help others Become Focal Point for others
  18. 18. PROJECT STATUS
  19. 19. USING In Everyday Tasks!!! Thanks Captain Obvious!
  20. 20. USING SHARE KNOWLEDGE Authority and increase of self-esteem Streamlining your knowledge The way to forget nothing A deeper understanding
  21. 21. QUESTIONS?
  22. 22. “INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE: TWO CURRENCIES THAT HAVE NEVER GONE OUT OF STYLE.” Neil Gaiman
  23. 23. SEE YOU THANKS www.linkedin.com/in/igor-goldshmidt-26465634 www.facebook.com/makavey.co.il

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