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Test Management

Testing for Talent: Leveraging Testing Principles in Building Teams Prior Year Content

Application development teams today are asked to deliver more with fewer resources. They work together tirelessly under pressure to deliver quality solutions to their stakeholders. Now imagine—just as the delivery team is about to begin its testing cycle, your lead tester suddenly quits. How do you replace a talented contributor within tight time constraints? Just as testing principles enable delivery of better systems, Joy Toney demonstrates how using those same testing principles enables the test manager to select and hire outstanding team members. First, define your testing team’s acceptance criteria for the position. Rethink the application of the validation and verification processes to hiring, while using a combination of static and dynamic testing techniques. Consider using stress, volume, and performance testing to surface your ideal candidate from the pool of possibilities. Discover new ideas and proven techniques for use in your hiring decisions, so you hire the right person for your test team the first time.

Joy Toney
Joy Toney, ALSAC/St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Joy Toney is a lead analyst–total quality management & change enablement, for Information Technology Services at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she focuses on best practices, standards, and continuous improvement. Previously, Joy was a business analysis manager for a team of IT analysts. She has more than twelve years of experience in resource management, project management, requirements elicitation and documentation, systems design and testing, functional design/planning, process improvement, and performance analysis and reporting. Joy is founder and past president of the Greater Memphis IIBA Chapter.

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