STARWEST 2018 Concurrent Session : Seven Fundamentals of a Successful Testing Team


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Seven Fundamentals of a Successful Testing Team

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You want to build an effective testing team, but you’re asking yourself, “Where do I begin?” Greg Paskal, a quality assurance engineer with over thirty years of testing experience, shares seven keys to building a successful testing team. Learn the fundamentals every tester should know and how to build upon them to achieve an effective manual and automated testing strategy. Greg’s Minimal Essential Testing Strategy (METS)—coupled with his proven experience—will help you build an amazing testing organization. Greg provides specific instruction through each of these seven areas including, key fundamentals of software testing, how to begin implementing and executing the METS manual test strategy, outfitting your manual test team with automated testing and the importance of building strategic partnerships across your IT and technology organization. Learning to leverage these skills and tools, will enable your testing team to uncover the hard-to-find defects. Join Greg in this session to find out how to put into place, the right foundation, as you embark upon building an exceptional testing team.

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Greg Paskal is a natural innovator, pioneering new approaches across the technology landscape. Greg enjoys mentoring others in highly sustainable, maintainable approaches to manual and automated testing. The author of Test Automation in the Real World and a variety of publications, Greg can be heard on the TestTalks podcast with Joe Colantonio. Greg is a frequent speaker at conferences, including STAREAST, STARWEST, QA Trailblazers, and the Automation Guild. Greg founded the Open Test Technology Forum to encourage collaboration and to focus on greater quality across the SDLC. Learn more about Greg at,,, and