Chief solution architect at PractiTest and testing evangelist
Joel Montvelisky is the chief solution architect and QA manager at PractiTest, where among other things he works with hundreds of organizations worldwide to improve their testing and most importantly their testing results. During the past twenty years he has been a tester, QA manager, and consultant/trainer for companies in Israel, Europe, and the United States. Joel is the cofounder of a number of cool testing-related projects such as the Annual State of Testing Report and the OnlineTestConf, and publishes his thoughts on QA and testing on his QABlog.practitest.com.
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“Testing is everyone’s responsibility”, and so we need to make sure that everyone in the team can test the product. But what does this mean to the way we write and run our test cases? Different people on our teams will need different types of test cases, some need more guidance and information, while others […]
We will explore the data captured from our project of yearly surveys (State of Testing), plus additional sources within the Industry, to understand and map where is the testing profession evolving to, in order to be better aligned with the challenges to come in the next 10 years or so.
This is a project by Rob Lambert and Joel Montvelisky where they answer a number of interesting questions that they constantly get from testers, and that focus around a number of different areas of our very interesting profession. Follow their podcast here or subscribe on iTunes
This happens to even the best of us, we find ourselves with questions that we are afraid to ask because we believe they may make us look bad, and in some cases unprofessional. In this session, we will review and answer 7 of these “questions” we have gathered.
As we are moving more towards testing specialists in teams and organizations that are truly adopting DevOps, we need to understand that the skills that were relevant up to now will need some changes (and sometimes even drastic changes) in order to keep providing value to the process. Many people think that the most important […]
Communication and Testing: Why You Have Been Wrong All Along! You ran all the tests you planned for your team, you reported all the bugs with clear and to the point descriptions, and you sent a weekly email with a professional PowerPoint presentation including graphs and statistics pointing out the risk areas and project issues. […]
Word in the street is that Testing is changing. You know what? Testing has already changed! But the truth is that even with all these aggressive changes taking place in our working environment, there is a lot about the core values of testing that still remains relevant. In this session Joel will go over the […]
A roundtable discussion about the finding of the 2018 State of Testing Report, with Survey leaders Joel Montvelisky, Lalitkumar Bhamare and QA thought leaders Alan Page & Brent Jensen