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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Tuesday, August 12 • 10:40am - 11:45am
The Business Minded Tester

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Most testers are technical skilled and do often focus their competence development sharpening these skills. This by itself is not a problem but it is a real problem if we forget to increase our skills within the business domain. Håkan explains why testers need to understand why companies really invest in testing. By asking the right questions and providing insights of how the product really works, the tester can become an invaluable asset to the development team and external stakeholders. Product owners for example do care great about their product and the cost and time constraints involved, not always about how the product is built. They do have the right to ignore this process and we as testers can learn how to assist in bridging this gap and build market awareness in the team. Without understanding the business value a tester provide, or could provide, the tester is simply not reaching his or hers full potential as a professional tester.

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Håkan Ramberg

CEO, Knowit Quality Services
Håkan is a business developer within testing working as CEO at Knowit Quality Services in Malmo, Sweden. He has played a central role in building a consultant business unit within test & verification from 0 to over $20.000.000 in sales per year. With a Master of science degree... Read More →

Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:40am - 11:45am EDT
KC 914

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