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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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Tuesday, August 27 • 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Building and running a company focused on exploratory and context-driven testing [EXTENDED]

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In this talk, I will be sharing my personal experience of how I have been building and running my company focused on context driven and exploratory testing successful so far, which is obvious from the title. However, the non obvious things I would be sharing are

How money can trouble the vision of being context driven? ( and how I fixed it) [so that future tester entrepreneurs don’t need to fall into the same trap]
    How we told our customers "We don't do scripted testing"? (and still continue to get business)

How I made bold decisions of pulling out of a business when it does not align to context driven testing? (How it meant more business)
    How to help customers understand the value we are bringing to them? (and how we need to improve on it)
    The challenge of creating context driven testers (and how we are solving it)

How I see the context driven testing community is changing? (and not changing, too)

What unity can do to this community? (and why we aren’t there yet)

What is this community doing wrong? (and why I think I need to present at CAST)

I don’t just have these questions but also answers to it, presented in a form of story mixed with presenting live examples. Here is how I think about it - this presentation is a reflection of what the context driven testing community has done to me and how I am taking the impact to the world.

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griffin jones

Consultant, Congruent Compliance and SolutionsIQ
An agile tester, trainer, and coach, Griffin Jones provides consulting on context-driven software testing and regulatory compliance to companies in regulated and unregulated industries. Recently, he was the director of quality and regulatory compliance at iCardiac Technologies which... Read More →


Pradeep Soundararajan (IN)

CEO, Moolya Testing
Pradeep Soundararajan is the Chief Servant to Employees and Customers of Moolya Testing, a company he founded. He has been a Tester, Independent Consultant, Test Tool Developer (using Perl), Test Coach, Test Management Consultant, and Product Owner of Testing Tools such as Bugasura.io... Read More →

Tuesday August 27, 2013 1:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Hall of Ideas E One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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