STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - Seven Fundamentals of a Successful Testing Team | TechWell


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Seven Fundamentals of a Successful Testing Team

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So you want to build an effective testing team and you’re asking yourself, “Where do I begin?” Greg Paskal, a quality assurance engineer with 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 on them to achieve an effective manual and automated testing strategy. Greg shares his Minimal Essential Testing Strategy (METS)—coupled with proven experience—to help you build an amazing testing organization. He also provides specific instruction through each, including fundamentals of software testing, selecting the right tools and tips to uncover hard-to-find defects, and blending both manual and automated testing skills. Join Greg and ensure you have the right foundation as you embark on 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