Delivering Value Frequently, While Onboarding New Testers

Test effectively while training testing newbies

Training newbie testers can slow your team dramatically. Learn ways to train productive, happy new testers in a few weeks while still delivering valuable software to your customers.

Working with trainees with no prior testing experience is always an exciting up and down rollercoaster of high expectations. You set goals, word hard, conduct emotional reviews and retrospectives, and have floating quality results. But is it possible to achieve lasting and good quality software products while onboarding new trainees in only few weeks?

In this workshop you'll learn how to do that while enabling trainees to be productive, successful and happy. Maja and Lisa will share what they've learned in their experience as test/QA leaders teams with a DevOps culture, working for companies which support training of new IT professionals.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll have the opportunity to practice techniques for delivering good quality while coaching new trainees in testing every six months. One of the main problems we would like to solve together is doing good testing work while training people on the job.

Learn to divide and conquer the activities which are going on at the same time, those you use to teach people, understand what risks lie with that approach and what kind of results and problems you might have.

You will leave the workshop knowing how to build trust, manage time effectively (and teach others how to do that), and accept different personalities and work attitudes. Applying different techniques and checks presented and practiced, you will be able to significantly improve your leadership skills, inspire and inject your new-to-testing team members with a passion for testing and create the base for future test/QA leads.