Your Testing Habitat is Rapidly Changing. Are You?

W10     Start Time : 13:30     End Time : 14:00

Covid-19 led to rapid and immediate changes to our lives, our work, and our habitat. This transformational moment is happening before our eyes.

These are not the only changes occurring. Testers must also accept that their professional habitat is also evolving.  RPA, AI, Regulation and Agile methodologies greatly impact our environment. Such threats are growing, not receding. As such, I shine a light on five skills, attributes, and behaviors testers must develop and grow to thrive in a changing habitat.

o   Inaction or Action: change is constant

o   Evolving Ecosystem: new core skills

o   Rise above: go beyond testing

o   Promote new voices: be the difference

o   Our future habitat: reasons for optimism

My analogies and recommendations are practical and applicable for all various methodologies.  They are loaded with personal testing experiences from creating, growing, marketing and leading international testing teams through habitat changes.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Identify five skills, attributes, and mindsets required for the next normal
  2. Get to the heart of why soft skills are the new core skills
  3. Gain pragmatic advice of success and stumbles from deep inside the testing jungl


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  • Speaker

  • Ryan Volker - Head of Product Engineering, Targobank, Germany

    My experience spans almost 20 years in banking across both sides of the Atlantic. My original habitat included U.S. Banking Operations and Online Product Management before launching a first-ever, multi-national testing department for a large German bank. The spotlight was squarely on identifying and delivering testing strategies for mobile, multi-channel and multi-platform banking products. Our focus encompasses manual and automated testing using both waterfall and agile methodologies.
    Through creating an in-house testing department and connecting business with IT, I offer practical advice of success and stumbles from deep inside the jungle.

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