F14-11/5: Interviewing Testers

Track/s: Leadership

Did you know that dealing with a single problem employee can consume as much as 50% of his or her manager’s time? Imagine how that impacts the manager’s effectiveness! This is why making smart hiring decisions is one of the most important and central roles for test leads and test managers. However, it’s also one of the hardest roles we face. In this presentation, Rex Black, having hired dozens of testers and coached managers around the world on how to improve their hiring practices, will share some of the techniques you can use to ensure that your next hiring decision is the best one you’ve made—so far. You should bring your resume for this unique, hands-on double session, where you’ll have an opportunity to practice interview techniques with another attendee as they are introduced, and then discuss the results with other participants.

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Session Speaker:

Rex Black – President of RBCS
Rex BlackWith a quarter-century of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 40,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases, and is now in its third edition. He has written over 30 articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about 50 keynotes and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the immediate past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.

Speaker Details:

Rex Black – President of RBCS
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Past Events: STPCon, ISTQB, STAR East, STAR West