If you want to have a successful career in testing—and maybe even get beyond the day-to-day at the individual level, and improve the team or division—all you need to do is things no one else can. That means staying ahead as the industry moves on, which takes an intense and continuous investment in learning and practicing new things. Here are some suggestions for what that could look like.
One of the biggest management myths is, “I must treat everyone the same way.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Everyone has different goals for their career, and those change over the course of a career.
A company with powerful technology and costly equipment is still going to be stuck in a rut without the right personnel. Here, Galyna Datsiv spotlights the concept of corporate universities, where IT organizations can support their products, processes, and even customers by ensuring the growth of new talent and existing employees.
Does the training that enlisted military members receive give future testers and developers a better footing and education than can be found in a standard classroom? Rick Craig tells his story of transitioning from the military to the world of software testing.