November 8 – 13, 2020

Hybrid Edition!


Coaching Software Testing

Software Testing can be learned! Learn how to coach testers and non-testers alike!

The coaching that I do, focuses on improving skill through questioning and practice to develop an understanding of testing and how to perform it. 

A coach can learn how to help both testers and developers to:

  • Sharpen reasoning and critical thinking

  • Explain your testing and why you tested

  • Understand and deal with ambiguity

  • Deepen your understanding of the testing you perform

The coaching model that I use is being developed by myself and James Bach. It uses Socratic questioning to probe testing knowledge, challenging developers and testers alike to think deeper and through practice come to a greater understanding of what testing is as well as how to test in a better way.

The intent is for both student and coach to leave coaching feeling enthusiastic about testing, with the motivation to continue self-learning.

The tutorial will examine the coaching model. We will look at the following:

  • Socratic Questioning

  • Coaching Task 

  • Managing a coaching session

  • Evaluating Coaching

Attendees will have the opportunity to observe, analyse, practice and steer coaching sessions throughout the day.

This workshop is suitable for testers, developers and leads who want to learn how to coach team members in either a remote or local environment.

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