STARCANADA 2017 Concurrent Session : Transforming Your QA and Test Team

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Transforming Your QA and Test Team

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QA and test departments often are composed of employees with business backgrounds who have little training when it comes to software testing. Though they are engaged, these team members can get overwhelmed by the thousands of test cases they have to execute over and over, and they don’t see a future career path in testing. What can be done to address these challenges? Join Sophie Benjamin as she presents her personal step-by-step recipe to transform QA and test teams and position them for success within IT. She talks about the essential roles in QA and test teams, their skills and contributions within the software delivery cycle, and tips and tricks to keep employees motivated and willing to invest in their careers. Attendees will leave with practical advice on what leaders and managers can do to ensure that their QA and test teams deliver results and add value to their organizations, today and in the future.
Sophie Benjamin

Once the one developer who didn’t like to do testing, Sophie Benjamin committed to making software testing a well-respected career path. Sophie has been working in the IT world for more than twenty-five years, acquiring strong experiences in managing all IT roles. She has devoted the last seven years to building and remodeling QA and test teams. Her experience focuses on positioning QA and test teams as a strategic component of a strong partnership within IT departments in order to contribute to the enterprise's objectives. Sophie created a team of QA specialists that is now recognized as an ISTQB platinum partner. She is currently the head of the QA department at Videotron, a Quebec leader in the telecom field.