November RoundUp of All Things MoT
5th December 2018

November has been a great month, we had our two days of TestBash San Francisco and a large amount of content went live.  Don't forget you can contribute to Ministry of Testing by becoming a writer.

The Club

A few selected discussions from The Club that we thought you might find interesting.


The Club Ninja

Each month we select one of our Club users to be our Ninja of the Month.  Our Club Ninja this month is Duong Ho Nguyen!


The Dojo

On The Dojo this month we have not one, not two but three new TestBash series packed with awesome, current testing talks from the best testing talent around including our new, technical testing conference Test.bash();. Dive in and learn all the things:

  • Another monthly edition of our Ministry of Testing Podcast, in collaboration with the Super Testing Bros, “Talking Mentoring” with Melissa Eaden and Martin Hynie.  They discuss mentoring in software development and beyond.

  • An unmissable Testing, Ask Me Anything with Abby Bangser on CI/CD and Delivery Pipelines.   Abby Bangser has been an excited member of the Ministry of Testing family for 4 years now. In this session, Abby helps you understand the various aspects of CI/CD and Delivery Pipelines.
    A great new article from The Testing Planet 2018RiskStorming Workshop Experience by Uros Stanisic

A considerable part of a software tester’s job includes creating a test strategy. The process of defining a test strategy often sounds intimidating and not straightforward when explained to less experienced colleagues. Some time ago, an awesome article was published proposing RiskStorming with TestSphere cards as a way to define a test strategy.


December Online Events

Testing Ask Me Anything - Testing in Compliance and Regulation with Milan Kuveljic

We have a new Ask Me Anything live webinar on Tuesday 11th December at 8 pm UK time. This time we're talking about testing in a Compliance and Regulation world.

Once you've registered you could ask Milan any question you might have around Compliance and Regulation, here are a few more examples:

  • How modern software development tools and processes are enabling digital bank to be competitive, but without sacrificing security and risk management?
  • How Agile process and Regulations stay friendly all the way?
  • Where is Automation helping to be effective but still compliant?

Once registered we encourage you to ask some questions on the topic in advance, ready for the webinar and upvote any questions you'd like to see answered.

 Masterclass - Storytelling & Narratology for Software Testers with Marianne Duijst

Critical thinking skills are essential for software testers. They help us examine and expose our bias, find fresh perspectives on our software and our team dynamics, and allow us to learn from our hindsight moments. To truly be effective, we harness our communication skills to advocate those insights, the bugs we find and the processes we examined to our teams, our product owners and our customers.

After this masterclass we hope to have provided:

  • The basics of narratology: what it is and how to apply it to software development and testing
  • Figure out new ways to reexamine your own assumptions and foster critical thinking
  • The building bricks of storytelling
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Learn how to seek out fresh perspectives

Save your space and register for the Masterclass today. 

Future Events

Just a quick sneak peek at what events are coming up in the next few months