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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 • 11:05am - 12:20pm
Elephant Whisperer inspired lessons learned in Software Testing in South Africa

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A selection of lessons learned in software testing in the Financial Service industry in South Africa is compared to the experiences of a conservationist. The conservationist undertakes the mammoth task of settling a herd of badly behaved, traumatised elephants onto a private game reserve.  The size and complexity of a test environment, the execution and reporting techniques used and the development of context driven and exploratory testing principles and philosophies are explored.  Cindy Carless uses the deeply moving and entertaining account of settling the elephants while allowing them to remain wild to support her philosophy.  She asserts that the real value of software testing is to provide meaningful information to decision makers.  This information is used to determine the readiness of the software to add value to the business it is being used to support and enhance.

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Cindy Carless

Test Analyst, Micro to Mainframe
Cindy Carless is new to the software testing field and is enjoying being exposed to the new skills and philosophies that so resonate with her. She has experienced a diverse career that started with a BCom qualification that took her into Financial Management. She then moved into... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:05am - 12:20pm CDT
Hall of Ideas G One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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