How standup comedy made me a better tester

Standup comedy can be a lot like a RT application. Learned on stage, implemented in testing.

Doing standup comedy is a lot of fun, takes a lot of courage and some talent is recommended as well. You can also learn a lot from it. Well, this is not a shout-out to start performing on open-mic night.

I am here to share what I learned during my journey on the open-mic night stage. As a comedian, dealing with failure is the first challenge among many others. As I adapt and learn to handle my standup challenges, I find my testing improving as well.

In this talk, we will discuss: Building a clear test plan that tells the business story through it. How to approach performing the same tests better. Gathering feedback during test execution. Reflecting the testing effort in the R&D group. Producing valuable lessons from completed and deployed features. Holding a structured test when chaos occurs. Owning a failing plan in order to evolve from it.


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