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Personal Excellence

Twelve Tips for Becoming a More Professional Tester

Many testers feel that their organizations do not treat them with the same level of  professionalism and respect that their development peers receive. Testers attribute this to the fact that testing is a relatively “new” profession, that few universities grant a formal degree in software testing, and all sorts of other external factors—things beyond their control. But, to be perceived as professionals, we need to start by becoming more professional. Joel Montvelisky shares a number of things we can do to improve our professionalism while increasing the value of our work in our organizations. These simple yet important things include expanding our technical involvement in projects, increasing the interaction with our users and their representatives, leading the risk assessment process in our projects, and more. Joel reviews twelve specific points—practical tips you can start using right away to become a more professional tester.

Joel Montvelisky, PractiTest

For the past fifteen years, Joel Montvelisky has been a tester, QA manager, and consultant, working with both small and large organizations in Israel and the Silicon Valley. Joel believes that testers should always strive to provide more QA intelligence value to their organizations and to expand both professionally and technically. As principal solution architect at PractiTest, he works with hundreds of teams worldwide, gathering knowledge and experience on the changing roles and the challenges testers face in today's dynamic reality.

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