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What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. At this year’s conference speakers will share with you the lessons that they have learned in Software Testing, as well as how these lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future.

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Wednesday, August 28 • 1:30pm - 4:15pm
How do you solve problems? [EXTENDED]

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I bet you solve problems well and often. That seems to be something that testers just do. But do you know how you do it ? Do you think others do the same or solve things better than you ?
We can only learn this from studying it, and that’s exactly what we will do here.

I will bring you some testing problems, and we will divide ourselves into groups - some will observe, some will try to solve the problems. Then we will bring it all together to see if we can learn something about how we solve problems, but there just might also be something about which problems we should solve, or even can solve. And then what ?

Prepare for some fun.

What can you risk to (re-)learn from this:
• Learning problems can be frustrating but also fun
• We might need some human skills, not just logic
• Understanding problems is pretty much the key. Sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees -
and we need to be reminded of that pretty often.

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Paul Holland

Sr. Director of the Test Engineering, Medidata Solutions, Inc.
My name is Paul Holland and I am a Sr. Director of the Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions, Inc. in New York City. Prior to Medidata I was Head of Testing at a small consultancy and for two year previously I was the principal consultant at Testing Thoughts. I am a proud and active member of the context-driven school of software testing which means that we believe that you must adapt your approach to any testing mission depending on the... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2013 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Hall of Ideas F One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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