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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
My Boss Would Never Go for That - Testing and the Art of Persuasion

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Conferences are a great place to learn, but it is not always easy to put new knowledge into practice after going back to the office. It can be an even greater challenge for testers not in a management role and/or working in scripted environments. Implementing corporate change is not easy, especially from bottom up. Alessandra speaks of her own journey from scripted tester to CDT evangelist, sharing lessons learned as the only context-driven member among highly scripted and risk averse teams. Alessandra discusses valuable learnings such as, how to approach risk averse managers and prepare for the conversation; CDT myth busting; tips on how to influence the test process in your team; how to lead by example and easier ways to implement small changes. If you would like to change test practices in your workplace but feel like your boss would never go for it, then this session is for you.

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Alessandra Moreira

I am a professional software tester with 16 years experience. I've tested in a variety of industries and team compositions, however my passion is for the people side of software testing. I enjoy helping other testers to find their passion for testing and to help other team members understand more about testing. I am highly involved in the software testing community worldwide and dedicate time to causes I believe have the potential to improve... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:40am - 11:45am
KC 905/907

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