Diversity in Testing
Anne Marie Charrett & Fiona Charles
Testing Times & Quality Intelligence
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Anne-Marie Charrett is a software tester, trainer and coach with a reputation of excellence and passion for the craft of software testing. An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose her when she started testing protocols against European standards. Anne-Marie has learned to be skeptical of traditional software testing practices that focus on external artefacts such as scripted test cases or a manic devotion to ‘green’ builds yet overlook the quality of the testing performed. Instead she advocates testing as a skilled activity, training & coaching teams to develop testing skills and to develop approaches best suited to context. Current work is in assisting teams in their transition to agile or continuous deployment environments. Anne-Marie currently lectures at the University of Technology, Sydney on software testing. She blogs at Maverick Tester and offers tweets @charrett
Fiona Charles teaches organizations to manage their software testing risk, and IT practitioners project skills “beyond process”—hands-on practical skills essential to thrive and excel on any kind of software project. Fiona’s articles and blog posts appear frequently, and she conducts experiential workshops at international conferences, and in-house for clients. She is the co-founder (with Anne-Marie Charrett), of Speak Easy, a volunteer organization whose goal is to increase gender diversity at tech conferences and help new speakers find their voices. Contact Fiona via her website www.quality-intelligence.com, and follow her on twitter @FionaCCharles.