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Richard Lu

Richard Lu
Professional Quality Assurance, Ltd.

Richard Lu joined Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) Ltd. in 2013. Since then, he has been keenly exploring the world of software testing, continuously expanding his testing skills, and gaining experience with various projects and project environments. His passion for testing has driven him to consider ways to engage junior testers through mentoring and training to make them valued team members.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1:30pm
Special Topics
If You Could Turn Back Time: Coaching New Testers

If you could turn back time, what do you wish you had known when you started working as a tester? When you are new to testing, you are faced with daunting challenges. Recent college graduates may find it difficult to apply academic knowledge in practice. It is easy to get discouraged and start questioning whether testing is really for you. Richard Lu and Christin Wiedemann relate their experiences of starting careers as software testers—with no prior testing experience. They share ideas for how senior testers can keep junior testers engaged, and encourage them to learn and step up in their roles. Easy-to-implement suggestions include explaining the company culture, encouraging relationship building, emphasizing communication, discussing the objective and value of testing, and talking about the different meanings of quality. Instead of leaving your team’s new hires to struggle, join this session and learn how to coach new testers to become their best.