STAREAST 2022 Keynote : 10 Ways You Can Thrive in Your Testing Career


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

10 Ways You Can Thrive in Your Testing Career

For many testers, their careers are directed by others. Without proper thought and consideration about where we want to go, we could end up somewhere we don’t want to be. Rob Lambert will explore some of the ways you can instead learn to thrive in your testing, tech and management career—learning, improving, helping others, accepting help, and building a diverse set of in-demand skills. He will share ten ways he’s uncovered to enjoy your journey as you progress through your career: paint a picture for the future, build a simple knowledge management system, seek out diverse ideas, build strong relationships in the community, set goals, be disciplined, overcome hardship, remain focused, build systems of productivity, and understand why work matters. It will be a fun, interesting, fast-paced, and insightful talk full of stories, easy-to-implement actions, and inspiring ideas. Come discover how to seek out new ways of working, appreciate the work others do, embrace developments in your industry, and truly thrive in your career in test and tech.

Rob Lambert
Cultivated Management

Rob Lambert is on a mission to make management more interesting, rewarding, and fun. It's an uphill struggle. Rob started his career as a software tester, became an engineering manager, and then made the logical move sideways to HR, before setting up his own management consulting company. When he's not talking all things management, he writes books, help parents remain employable, takes photos of cars, explores the English countryside with his family, and writes TV and film scripts. You can find Rob at and on Twitter @rob_lambert.