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Ioan Todoran

Ioan Todoran
Expedia Affiliate Network

Ioan Todoran is currently working in London for Expedia Affiliate Network, an brand. He started out as a game tester,  working on a large number of Nintendo DS, PC and Wii projects. Afterwards, he moved towards testing applications from the betting and financial industry. Was also involved in a start-up, but one of his biggest challenges was to build, train and lead a testing team for a software outsourcing company. Ioan strives to improve his technical skills, whilst getting know the business side of things on the projects he works on. He's interested in the ever-chanding role of testing within the software development life cycle, in learning new things and then getting to challenge them.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:30am
Test Management
The Adventures of a First-Time Test Lead: An Unexpected Journey

When moving to a new position in your organization, you might not always feel confident—and that’s fine. If you have ever wondered how to change your mindset from “I need to learn from someone more experienced than I” to “I need to train and lead a team,” Ioan Todoran shares what he learned during his time as a first-time test team lead. Ioan shares lessons about recruitment (where and how to look for people), interviewing (forget the boring, interrogatory-style interviews; move toward a more conversational approach), training (how to prepare the new testers for work on a commercial project), and navigating through the daily management duties while keeping the automation work going on your project (stop micromanaging; help, but don't suffocate; learn to offer quick solutions.) Learn how to establish better connections and communication channels with upper management while strengthening the relationships with your clients through an honest and direct approach.