Next week wednesday I get a coaching session from Anne-Marie Charrett. This blog post is about my preparation for the coaching session.
The preparation: Anne-Marie gave me two questions.
- Send me an outline of your software testing experience, and what you want to get out of the coaching
- A list of your strengths and weaknessess in testing.
Question 1 the outline of my software testing experience.
I started in 1999 as test engineer at a defense company. (Hardware Software Integration of embedded software). At that same company I changed jobs to System tester / SW developer / trainer. In 2007 I left the company to start as test manager at an embedded system company and more companies followed with roles as senior tester and test manager. In 2008 I started got introduced with scrum and for the last 3 years I am frequently beside the tester Scrum master in the team.
Got more and more interested into real testing and learning about testing. RST and BBST… Now for more than a year I work at codecentric as an agile test consultant. In this role I am helping team to change their test approach to a more agile way of testing.
The result for me now is that I am now starting to speak at conferences and giving my own Agile test training.
What do I want to get out of coaching is:
How can I be a better teacher.
How can I be a better tester.
If I get hints or more focus for one of those two point that would be great. It is just a 1.5 hour coaching session.
Question 2 A list of your strengths and weaknessess in testing.
- I know how to adapt to the different testing challenges in agile.
- Wide knowledge on testing.
- Focus on the people not on tools.
- Would be a better software engineer for test automation.
- Would like to be more experienced in security testing.
- Like to many things about testing therefore not an expert in 1 part
I write about how it was?