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Discussions testers should no longer be having

Discussions Testers Should No Longer Be Having

15 September, Wednesday | 8 am PST | 8:30 pm IST

Hello Q Community,

How many times have you heard statements like, “How did we miss this in test”, “This defect doesn’t happen on my machine”, “We do not need automation”, or “We are waiting on testing to give us the green light”?

Far too often, teams are spending a lot of time diving into discussions that they no longer need to have. This builds frustration, affects team alignment, and can potentially impact the quality and milestones of the project.

Through the years, we have seen a need for processes, tools, and old-school approaches to change. Discussions we needed to have years ago are no longer the same now. There is a need for strategic changes in how we operate within a project and how we communicate across teams.

In this talk, we will discuss many of the well-known phrases, philosophies, and theories around testing of years past, and how we must overcome the obstacles and be successful today. We will discuss how the dynamics within the teams must change, and most importantly, how you, as a tester, can influence across the organization.

Key Takeaways

  • Evaluate previous successes in our SDLC and testing processes that now must evolve
  • Suggestions for how we can drive DIFFICULT discussions into solution focused results
  • Tips and guidelines for how to best influence across the team and organization

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About the Speaker – Mike Lyles

Mike Lyles is a Director of QA and Project Management with over 25 years of IT experience in multiple organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. Mike has been successful in career development, team building, coaching, and mentoring for over two decades.

Mike has been an international keynote speaker at multiple events, and is also a John Maxwell Team coach, speaker, and trainer. He is the author of the motivational, self-help book, “The Drive-Thru Is Not Always Faster”.

You can learn more about Mike at where you can also find his social media links and connect with him there also. His book site is at



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