personal improvement

Conference Presentations

Growing into Leadership
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Pete Walen is not going to tell you how to be a good test manager. Instead, Pete shares ideas on becoming a true leader. While some managers certainly are leaders, testers of all varieties and experience levels can become leaders. Developing technical leadership skills, regardless of job...

Peter Walen, Gordon Food Service
Congruent Coaching: An Interactive Exploration
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We have opportunities to coach people all the time. Much of what we see as coaching is actually undercover training. Real coaching is richer—offering support while explaining options...

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
The Dirty Little Secret of Business
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Regardless of your role in the software lifecycle, challenges and roadblocks will stand in your way. How can you deal with difficult people who are obstacles to your ability to deliver...

Andy Kaufman, Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development, Inc.
Influence and Authority: Use Your Personal Power to Get Things Done
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How often have you been in a situation where you could see the solution and yet did not have the authority to make a change? You tried persuasion; you tried selling your ideas; you...

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Twelve Tips for Becoming a More Professional Tester
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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...

Joel Montvelisky, PractiTest
Succeeding as an Ethnic or Minority Tester
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No one wishes to see himself as different or treat other people differently because of his uniqueness. Unfortunately, we are frequently judged and our skills presumed based on our...

Yousef Harfi, Medavie Blue Cross
Succeeding as an Ethnic or Minority Tester
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No one wishes to see himself as different or treat other people differently because of his uniqueness. Unfortunately, we are frequently judged and our skills presumed based on our...

Yousef Harfi, Medavie Blue Cross
Innovation Thinking: Evolve and Expand Your Capabilities
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Innovation is a word tossed around frequently in organizations today. The...

Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
“It’s All About Me” (IAAM)—Or Maybe It Isn’t
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What we really know about other people is their behavior, their words, and their body language. But we assume a great deal more about what's going on in their heads. We behave...

Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group
ADC-BSC EAST 2013 Keynote: Connecting with Customers
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Even today, to the detriment of agile success, most organizational cultures remain delivery date-driven—resulting in delivery teams that are not focused on creating value for the customer. So how can we redirect stakeholders, the business, and the project team to concentrate on delivering...

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova

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