Whose Workshop is it, anyway?
This summer I’ll be coordinating TestRetreat, a one-day retreat with a goal of launching major new initiatives for the software testing world.
That said, I’d like to tell you about one of them – creating a skill-inventory – a simple document that links testing ideas to references to go learn about them. One with ideas we respect, that we can stand behind.
A new tester can look at this document to begin self-education; a team can look at it to figure out their gaps and what to learn next. A senior tester might look too see if they have something to contribute back, or to realize if their own skills are highly specialized, to decide if specialization is, for them, a good thing or not.
And we’re going to need help.
Right now, we have a vague idea about a date and location, a host in Hyland Software, near Cleveland, and formal support from AST. To make this work, we’d need a facilitator, a facilitation model … and a whole lot of participants.
If you are interested in making WHOSE workshop your workshop, drop me an email at Matt@xndev.com.
More to come.