How Not Giving a F*#K Made Me a Better QA

25-minute Talk

I will share the learnings of my personal development from a Junior to Senior Quality Expert and how that development had a positive effect on my personal life as well.

Virtual Pass session

Timetable

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday 20th

Room

Room F3 - Track 3: Talks

Audience

Tester, Product Owner, Manager, anyone who wants to develop themselves or likes to learn from others

Key-Learning

  • how to shift your mindset
  • personal development
  • learning from failure
  • balance

In the fast-paced world of Quality Assurance, the pursuit of perfection can often lead to burnout and a sense of inadequacy. This talk explores a counterintuitive approach: "How not giving a F*#K” transformed my perspective on being a QA.

And enriched my personal life in the process.

I will walk you through different solutions I tried and used, some more successful, some less. Starting with implementing unique and unconventional testing methods which helped get the team more interested in quality and testing. Over playing the rubber duck during code reviews, which helped foster better bilateral understanding. All the way to introducing the shift left approach, and why I first needed to change my own mindset in order to get to that point.

Beyond the professional realm, the talk will touch on how this shift in mindset spilled over into my personal life, fostering resilience, self-compassion, and improved interpersonal relationships.

You can expect practical insights and actionable strategies for cultivating a healthy balance between caring deeply about one's work and maintaining a sense of personal well-being.

Join me as I share:

  • Personal anecdotes
  • Lessons learned
  • Failures
  • Strategies to help you adopt a "Giving less F*#Ks mindset"

The result?

Better QA outcomes and a more fulfilling, authentic personal life.

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