Are You Managing Testing Or Leading It?

Discover recent software testing news. Are you managing testing or leading it? Plus all the latest conversations and places for you to get involved.


It often strikes me how much collective knowledge and experience our wonderful community must have. It's amazing right?! As a community, we find many creative ways to help each other amplify collective knowledge and in the process, we meet new people.

One such way is via the 99-Minute Workshops. If you have knowledge and experience to share then we'd love to hear from you! Even if you're new to running a workshop or think the topic has already been covered, we will help you work out how to make your workshop a reality. Head on over here to learn more. And if you want a sneak peek at how to get started and how we reward instructors, watch this video playlist.

- Simon, CommunityBoss

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What's New With Ministry of Testing? 

Lots of upcoming events, new ways for you to get involved and talks to help you progress as a tester and leader! 

🤷‍♀️ Are you spending most of your time managing testing instead of leading it? Join our next Discussion, hosted by Elizabeth Fiennes with guests Scott Kenyon, Karmie Salomon and Jerry Headley.  Ask how you can break that cycle. 

We are looking for our next Masterclass and Discussion speakers on the topic of Test Strategies.  So if you have knowledge to share, come get involved!  We will pay you for your time and expertise 🎉

💡 Get some fresh perspective on test leadership. Whether you're new to leading a team or you've years of experience, you'll get some guidance from Butch Mayhew's years of expertise in our Ask Me Anything recording.

99 Minute Workshops help move our testing craft forward. We want you to become an instructor, sharing your knowledge and be part of the movement.  Learn how you can become a 99 Minute Workshop Instructor. 👩🏼‍🏫 

🗞 Discover how we bring you exciting news every week and give us your feedback. What information would you find useful? How do you currently read the newsletter? What else might help you stay connected to our community?

Alex Schladebeck can help you understand how to be a good manager in an agile context, rituals of trust, the power and danger of empathy and much more in this meetup recording 🎥

See our latest news and additions, catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks. 

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Join Upcoming MoT Events

All of our upcoming events - including Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings, Discussions and Training Courses. 

If you're interested in finding out about future meetups, whether online or in person, please check out the Club meetup section or keep an eye on the Slack Events channel


Continue the Conversation

The Club is the place to ask questions, share your ideas and build great connections with others in the community. Join the conversation and see where it might take you. Here are five places to get started this week.

  1. What's your take on low-code/codeless automation tools?
  2. How do you test payments in Production?
  3. What accessibility tools would you recommend?
  4. What learning sites and tools are available for CSS?
  5. How can you demonstrate that QA is doing a good job?

TOP TIP: Stuck on any topic related to testing? Perform a keyword search and discover so much useful information. Dig deeper to rediscover and reignite great conversations.


Discover Useful Business Posts

Posts selected from our business feed.  Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021! 

mabl has just announced that they've recently achieved SOC 2 compliance! 🙌

🤔 Taking a look at the click problem - one of the most fundamental problems you may encounter during UI testing.  TestProject explores possible solutions.

Applitools have now added Vision to Cypress Component Test Runner.  Find out what Cypress Component Test Runner is and how you can utilise it.  🏃‍♂️


Get Closer to the Community

We've picked out a some posts from our blog and podcast feeds that we think would be useful. 

What are your default settings? Jit describes some of our thinking pitfalls: generalities, self-interest and magic. Learn why that's important!

Find out what happened when Chris Kenst created a Community of Practice at his workplace. Rock solid learnings for anyone looking to do the same

"If you haven’t made it safe to fail, then you haven’t made it safe for people to learn." – a brilliant line from Nicola's recent blog post where she explores the importance of safe-to-fail work environments. 🦺 

Kim Engel describes the role of a Quality Coach and dispels some myths about the responsibilities of said role. Spoiler alert: Quality Coaches do not own the test strategy. Learn what else the role isn't responsible for.

💭 How might you think about the consequences of a change that goes to Production? You could try Contract Testing! Oleksandr Romanov provides an excellent intro.


Register for 99-Minute Workshops in July and August 2021

Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.  

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Simon Tomes

Community Team

Simon works in the community team at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.

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