A Testers Hierarchy of Needs From just a job to self-actualization

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A Testers Hierarchy of Needs From just a job to self-actualization Slide 2 Who am I? Stephen Janaway 12 years experience in software testing. Software testing, team leading, test management. Fascinated by mobile devices and the web. Have worked for companies such as Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia. Test Manager @ the Net-a-Porter Group. www.stephenjanaway.co.uk@stephenjanaway Slide 3 Abraham Harold Maslow Slide 4 The needs of humans, in their most basic form Slide 5 Humanistic theories of self-actualization Slide 6 Qualities of self-actualizing people Slide 7 Slide 8 Meta-motivation Slide 9 Consider a Typical Career Path Junior Tester Tester Senior Tester Test Architect Slide 10 And Another Junior Tester Tester Senior Tester Test Lead Test Team Leader Test Manager Slide 11 Or even mine DeveloperTester Senior Tester Test Lead Test Team Leader Some other stuff in between Test Manager Slide 12 But what if we forgot about roles and job descriptions? Slide 13 Building Blocks Slide 14 Testing is just a job. Anyone can do the testing No respect or support from management Testing is mandated and a test team exists. But testers are mostly seen as an annoyance. Testers are seen as a key part of the team. Testing is taken seriously and testers are consulted The business consults, relies upon, and values testers Test Mastery Physiological Safety Belonging Esteem Self-actualisation Acceptance Learning Respect Interaction Recognition Slide 15 Testing is just a job. Anyone can do the testing No respect or support from management Testing is mandated and a test team exists. But testers are mostly seen as an annoyance. Testers are seen as a key part of the team. Testing is taken seriously and testers are consulted The business consults, relies upon, and values testers Test Mastery Physiological Safety Belonging Esteem Self-actualisation Acceptance Learning Respect Interaction Recognition Slide 16 Testing is just a job. Anyone can do the testing No respect or support from management Testing is mandated and a test team exists. But testers are mostly seen as an annoyance. Testers are seen as a key part of the team. Testing is taken seriously and testers are consulted The business consults, relies upon, and values testers Test Mastery Physiological Safety Belonging Esteem Self-actualisation Acceptance Learning Respect Interaction Recognition Slide 17 Testing is just a job. Anyone can do the testing No respect or support from management Testing is mandated and a test team exists. But testers are mostly seen as an annoyance. Testers are seen as a key part of the team. Testing is taken seriously and testers are consulted The business consults, relies upon, and values testers Test Mastery Physiological Safety Belonging Esteem Self-actualisation Acceptance Learning Respect Interaction Recognition Slide 18 Testing is just a job. Anyone can do the testing No respect or support from management Testing is mandated and a test team exists. But testers are mostly seen as an annoyance. Testers are seen as a key part of the team. Testing is taken seriously and testers are consulted The business consults, relies upon, and values testers Test Mastery Physiological Safety Belonging Esteem Self-actualisation Acceptance Learning Respect Interaction Recognition "What a man can be, he must be. Slide 19 What affects your movement between levels? Slide 20 Where are you? Slide 21 Stephen Janaway Test Manager Net-a-Porter Group www.stephenjanaway.co.uk @stephenjanaway Thank You http://www.net-a-porter.com/careers