Growing a Company Test Community: Roles and Paths for Testers

Alexandra Schladebeck


Over the past three years, Alexandra’s company’s test team has grown from three lonesome testers to a community of nine – with more planned. Since they don’t see testers as “click monkeys”, but as valuable and integrated project members who bring a specific skill set to the table, it’s important for us all to choose testers well and to train them in various areas so that they can contribute, grow and see their own career path within testing. To structure their internal tester training program, they have been developing role descriptions, education paths and career options for their testers, which Alexandra…....

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About Me!

Alex is the head of Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH and is also Product Owner for Jubula, the open source test tool. Within both roles, she’s responsible for making sure that customers’ needs are satisfied, be it in terms of quality assurance services for their projects or features for implementation.

You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.

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