Introducing 99-Minute Workshops
12th July 2020

Ministry of Testing is launching 99-Minute Workshops - a new type of online workshop that allows you to quickly boost your software testing know-how and skillset.

What Are the Benefits?

You might be asking yourself, what’s so great about these workshops that are 99-minutes? Well, there the benefits are bountiful, including:

  • Instructor-led - each of our workshops are run by testers who know their onions! You’ll be expertly led through various testing topics, tools and approaches packed with demonstrations, experiences, examples and activities to complete.

  • Short -  they’ll be 99 minutes… ish! Certainly, under two hours (well, we have to keep it on brand don’t we? 😉) This allows you to gain new knowledge and skills quickly, there will be no bumf or rambling in these workshops.

  • Targeted - Short doesn’t mean shallow, oh no, these workshops will be highly targeted giving you an in-depth look at specific testing topics aimed at certain skill levels. You can expect workshops on both technical and theory-based topics as well as workshops aimed at beginners and more advanced learners.

  • Outcomes-based - All our instructors have been coached on how to develop learning outcomes and how to help learners achieve them. They’re really useful for you too as you’ll be able to quickly tell if a workshop is for you just by looking at the outcomes and whether they’re things you want to learn.

  • Learn live with others - each workshop will be run live and online with up to 100 other fellow testers from around the world. You’ll be able to network and learn with other professionals to understand different perspectives that’ll help you broaden your own understanding of testing topics.

  • Convenient - These workshops will run three times a week and in three different timezones. This means you’re bound to find an instance of a workshop you’re interested in that runs at a time that suits you.

  • Part of Pro - Already a Professional member of Ministry of Testing? Hooray for you! You get to attend these workshops as part of your pro package at no extra cost. If you’re not a pro member yet, we’ve made it even easier to upgrade by adding new monthly subscriptions, why not sign up now?

What’s Coming Up?

As mentioned above, we’ll be running three 99-Minute Workshops per week at three different times. We’ll be kicking off this initiative on the first week of August 2020 with these three stonkers:

Check out our events page to see more upcoming 99-Minute Workshops.

Who Can Attend?

Anyone who is a Professional Member of Ministry of Testing. We’ve been working hard on boosting our Pro Membership offering and as part of that, we are adding on these 99-Minute Workshops to our Pro Membership package. If you’re already a Pro Member, you can attend these workshops at no extra cost. Up to 100 Pro-Members can attend each workshop, just register for workshops of interest and you can attend on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re not a Pro-Member yet, what are you waiting for? It’s £25 per month and you get to attend 99-Minutes Workshops plus heaps of other excellent benefits, find out more about going Pro.

Share Your Own 99-Minute Workshop

If you have strong skills or knowledge on a specific testing topic, are keen to share this with the community and want to get paid for your efforts then submit a 99-Minute Workshop idea to us. We’ll help you develop your idea and turn it into a targeted workshop with learning outcomes that will engage your learners and help them achieve their learning goals.

To submit your workshop idea, add a workshop abstract to the Masters of the Ministry catalogue by completing this form (NB: you’ll need an MoT account and to have created a profile to submit). If you need help with your abstract submission, we have a free Masterclass webinar “How to Plan a Workshop?” filled with advice on creating abstracts and much more. Once submitted, The MoT team will then review your abstract and will be in touch if we think it has potential for our 99-Minute Workshops.