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Join us in June for another Newcastle Meetup
18:00 - 20:30 BST
Location: TusPark Newcastle

Welcome to our June event!
We'll be hosting this event in a new location TusPark on Grainer Street in Newcastle, roughly opposite the Slug and Lettuce bar.
We'll be providing food (probably pizza) and drinks so why not pop along and meet some real-life testers?

We're currently looking for a second speaker so if you're interested please reach out to us.


The talk:

### Your Problems Never Cease

Advisor, troubleshooter, engineer, fixer, consultant, expert. What do these words all have in common? They are all labels used to describe people who solve problems, a core aspect of leadership and testing. Everyone has problems, either explicit or implicit problems you may not even know yet. Something that should be better or improved. Perhaps it is on your mind right now or it’s a way of working just accepted as the way it is. There are always problems, they never cease, even as CEO you’ll have problems you have to solve.

Perhaps you are in a position to pay consultants or advisors to solve your testing problems, maybe your team or your manager is looking for you to solve the problems, or you’re the sole tester in a team? How do you become a problem solver and get buy-in with your solutions? Where do you start? What do you do? How do you get ideas?

With 15 years of testing experience working as a tester, a consultant, and a leader and having ran multiple testing clinics at events across Europe I want to share with you my experiences, story’s, insights and wider wisdom to know how to solve any problems in your path.

In this talk, Russell will share the lessons he has learnt and useful techniques to help solve testing problems for you and your colleagues. He’ll show you the key skills to become a trusted problem solver no matter the problem. Attend this session and explore how the right approach to problems can help to get buy-in to the solutions and influence others in the process.

### What you’ll learn

  • Become a problem solver even if you're not the best expert
  • Get buy into ideas and solutions via problem-solving effectively
  • Develop your problem-solving skills
  • Understand why problem-solving skills matter