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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 - 2:45pm
Relationship Woes: Trials of Testers & CEOs

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The relationship between business leadership (aka upper management) and testing teams is a challenging one. These teams often seem at odds in the struggle to deliver both quality and value.

Dee Ann is a Tester. Manuel is a Business Leader.

In this session we will share stories and discuss the dynamics of this often tumultuous relationship. We believe there are a number of common misconceptions and stereotypes that prevent people in these roles from communicating their needs effectively. But this relationship doesn’t have to be so strained.

We will tackle the problems that people in these roles face as they work together. The purpose of this session is to provide ideas for constructive communication, productive deliverables, and an improved understanding of the perspectives of the people in these vibrant and vital roles.

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Manuel Mattke

CEO, Hydra Insight LLC
Manuel Mattke leads the product development company Hydra Insight. Hydra works with companies of all sizes on developing product strategies for mobile and web products, and supports the development and launch process end-to-end. Hydra is also developing (and currently beta-testing... Read More →
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Dee Ann Pizzica

Sr. Software Quality Engineer, Salesforce
Dee Ann Pizzica is a software tester in the Chicago area. She is currently employed at Salesforce, where she works remote with a fantastic Indianapolis-based team. Dee Ann has been exploring the software industry for over ten years. She is an active member of the Association for... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Madison Ballroom AB One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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