Paul Holland is a Principal Consultant at PLATO Testing in Canada, but he works remotely from his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Paul has over 27 years experience in software testing. Prior to joining Plato Testing in March, 2023, he has been a Sr. Test Automation Architect at Saks Off 5th for 1.5 years, a Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions for 4.5 years, and Head of Testing at a small New York based consultancy for 2 years. Previously he spent 2 years as the principal consultant and owner at Testing Thoughts, and 17 years at Alcatel-Lucent.
Paul specializes in adapting testing methodologies to reduce waste, and be more effective and efficient. Finding ways to document only that which needs to be documented. Modifying reporting of test activities to provide actionable information to stakeholders and reduce/eliminate potentially harmful metrics. Paul is one of four instructors of the Rapid Software Testing course, developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton.