Learnings from 17 Years in Software Testing - Part 1

Learnings from 17 Years in Software Testing - Part 1

July 12, 2024

Welcome to the test automation zone expert talk!
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In this episode, host Tobias talks with the highly experienced software testing expert Leonardo Lanni!

Leonardo has been in testing for 17 years and has summarized what he has learned for you in this expert talk! So, it's an excellent opportunity to pick up some tips from this senior and apply them for yourself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Leonardo and Tobias start by delving into the AI revolution and its impact on quality assurance.

Then they discuss how the responsibility for quality extends beyond the development teams to marketing and sales departments.

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Leonardo emphasizes that the secret ingredient for outstanding products and services is ensuring everyone in the company takes responsibility for product quality.

Additionally, he shares his methods for involving customers in projects as early as possible and showing them prototypes at a very early stage to gather feedback.

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Then, the two discuss the big questions:

Has software quality improved compared to the past?

What does this have to do with the PlayStation 2 ๐ŸŽฎ, and how does the time to market influence software quality?

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Episode Learnings:

  • Quality belongs to the entire team
  • Think of what can go wrong and anticipate it
  • Think and advocate from the end customer perspective and involve constantly and as early as possible your client

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The Expert:

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Leonardo Lanni

QALead ยท Test Manager ยท Test Automation Expert (Freelancer)

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Leonardo, an experienced QA Lead, Test Manager, and Test Automation Expert, lives and works as a freelancer in Barcelona.

With over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, he has excelled as a Software Engineer, Test Architect, and Head of Quality Assurance.

Leonardo has served as a QA Mentor, Coach, and Agile People & Project Manager across various sectors such as eCommerce, Banking, and eHealth.

His core skills include Leadership, changing the Culture and Mindset of QA Teams, Stakeholder Management, IT Strategy and Planning, Test Automation, and Process Improvement.

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Are you ready for part 2?

Leonardo is not stingy with insights and gives you even more! ย 

In the second part of his expert talk, he talks about:

  • Shift Left Testing: Why test as early as possible?
  • E2E Testing, where to start
  • How Leonardo got better in the last 3 years
  • Emotions of machines
  • How Leonardo evaluates a new tool
  • Leonardo's ultimate senior tipp every QA involved wishes to have heard it as a junior!

Click here for Part 2 of the expert talk with Leonardo Lanni!

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