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Thinking past the simple answers to the myths and methods of testing.

5: Career Growth Follow Up with Heather Tinkham (Part 2)

Andy and Ian conclude their interview with Heather by discussing valuable personal skills and different ways to grow a testing career.

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4: Career Growth Follow Up with Heather Tinkham

Heather Tinkham joins the show to offer a different perspective on career growth for testers.

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  • How you view yourself & How others view you
  • Testing as a Career vs Profession
    • Career: Success, Growth, Prestige, Hygeine Factors
    • Profession: Skills, Expertise, Resource
  • Shrinking Opportunities
    • Agile Manifesto & testers
    • Test team size over time
    • James Whittaker's Test is Dead
  • The Skills that lead to growth

3: Automated Testing Efforts

Andy and Ian discuss balancing manual vs. automated testing efforts and how to bring automation onto a project.

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2: Career Growth for Testers

Ian asks Andy why testers can struggle with career growth in software testing.

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