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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its tenth annual conference, CAST 2015 “Moving Testing Forward,”to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-5.Since our first CAST we  have seen dramatic changes in the nature of communications and the nature of delivery, from PC to client/server to the web and web services. Deployment is different; monitoring is different, builds and test tooling are different. We have a variety of new models and methods for our testing. CAST is where we talk about how they actually work out in practice, based on experience. At our tenth CAST, in 2015 speakers will be presenting stories, workshops and tutorials regarding their experiences surrounding how to advance software testing.

Join us this summer for our tenth annual conference in downtown Grand Rapids at the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel August 3-5, as we explore “Moving Testing Forward.”

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Tuesday, August 4 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Using Feedback to Reduce Truthiness

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“My team is great! They all love what they’re doing and we work together as a really cohesive
unit.” Are you a testing manager that would use similar words to describe your team? What
evidence or facts do you base your description upon? If your answer includes references to your intuition or “gut,” then you are practicing truthiness - stating what you wish or believe to be true, rather than the facts.

As a leader, facts and reality should far outweigh truthiness. Feedback is an essential and
powerful tool to use to determine what is real – for you as well as your team.

Join Jeffrey as he shares his thoughts on seeking, giving, and receiving feedback. Topics to be included:
● Truthiness in the context of testing and leadership?
● Developing the feedback habit
● Heuristics to use to improve the feedback you give and receive
● Creating a culture of feedback can strengthen a team


Speakers
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Jeffrey Woodard

Senior Manager, Quality Engineering, Salesforce
Jeff Woodard is a Senior Manager in Quality Engineering at Salesforce in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been performing software testing in a variety of roles in a variety of industries for over 20 years. In his current role at Salesforce, he leads a team of testers focused on data, messaging, and security. If you ask his team, much of his time is spent testing their patience.



Tuesday August 4, 2015 4:45pm - 6:00pm
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