Петров Алексей Борисович
Mexican passions about middle-specialists
Often we are faced with a situation where middle-specialists are needed in a company. Specialists who, on the one hand, will not require many hours of immersion and training, and on the other hand, they will not avoid routine in search of research tasks and growth.
And, interestingly, on one very popular job search resource, I noticed an unusual distribution of candidates' CVs:
Junior ~ 40k
Middle ~ 700
Senior ~ 760k
No, this is not a typo, the market oversaturated with seigneurs and senoritas, while you can’t find confident middling with a fire in the afternoon.
What is it, a consequence of the effect of Daning-Kruger, the transience of life of the middle or the difficulties of self-determination? Where to look for such employees, how to reveal their “true level” and make the right choice? In my story, I will try to find answers.
The talk will be useful both to those who are in search of people to join their team and to those who are in search of themselves.
Feedback and goal setting, as a lighthouse of testers hope
A tester everyday communicates with colleagues: testers, lead, developers, systems administrators, managers, directorate, tech support, etc. Sometimes a tester could be lost in this whirl of communications and collaborations. He needs clear objectives and strong connections for keep direction in this confusing tangle. How to create these connections, how to set codirectional goals with company's interests, how to go in step with the times and colleagues - this is my talk about.
In my talk, I will tell, as a lead, about tools for gathering feedback and setting goals. I will share my experience and will give tips in goal setting for increase employees motivation and for staff development.
The talk will be interesting for leads and testers, who wants to find growth's vectors.
Talks about talks
We know what a real tester have to to do, what qualities he have to have.
However, except of basic skills we often have to be outstanding abilities, beyond the classic "care", "skills with BTS" and other "SQL for simple queries," such as communication skills.
This workshop will allow to see the importance of negotiations in the life of testers with concrete examples, showing a situation where the ability to reasonably defend their point of view allows you to perform a task efficiently. The main vector of communication testers will be considered, and practical advice about successful negotiations will be provided for engineer position.
The report will allow the newcomers to understand that the good communication skills are very popular in our profession. It helps to structure and improve the knowledge of negotiations for advanced engineers.
Organization of effective testing processes: Zephyr in chocolate
The effective organization of the testing process requires a meticulous
approach, which is accompanied by difficulties and pitfalls.
In my report I will tell you :
* prerequisites for implementing a new work process
* will consider the tools that may be suitable
* will raise the veil of financial and organisational
* describe the difficulties of implementing and operating tool (on the example of Zephyr for JIRA)
Share success results:
- understanding of coverage functional units - a simple evaluation of the automated portion of the coating and profit from automation - transparent tests that are available to all team members - effective process for the transfer tests in automation
Also talk about the horizons for further development of the process and will share tips with those who are going to migrate to system test management with check-lists and notes.
The report will be of interest to those who are interested to the development of testing processes in the company.