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November 13–17, 2017 Potsdam, Germany

Here be dragons! Taming the technical beasts

Learn technical, testing and leadership skills that let you soar

Build confidence in your technical awareness and testing skills, get your whole team engaged

Do you feel overwhelmed as a tester on an agile team? Worried you aren't "technical" enough? Even experienced agile testers face new challenges constantly. Most teams struggle with test automation, which can be an especially scary dragon for non-programmers. Testers may have great ideas to improve quality, but often can’t get developers, the product owner or other team members to listen. Your manual testing skills may be seen as a safety net, but not highly valued.

Hey, that’s no fun. Testers on agile teams can and should have fun, feel valued, and have rewarding careers – whether or not they can write code or configure Docker containers.  Is that an unattainable unicorn goal?

The answer isn’t magic – you can quickly arm yourself with the skills you need to train your dragons. In this practical, hands-on tutorial, Janet and Lisa will show you how to build your technical awareness and your testing confidence. You’ll practice ways to lead your team’s product quality improvements. Hands-on simulations will show how to engage the product owner, developers, designers and others to succeed with all necessary testing activities, including automation and exploring effectively.  You’ll take away experiments to help you and your team deliver the right quality and value.


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