I attended the Conference of the Association of Software Testing (CAST) this week, which is hosted by the Association for Software Testers (AST). I was very impressed by not only the topics but also the great people. It was nice being able to sit down and discuss topics that we all face out in the field (lack of requirements, process, communication, etc). There were tutorials on different topics like metrics and agile development.
This slide deck is very interesting as it shows the different tools that were used in 2008 for learning. There are a variety of tools that I use and some that I don’t right now but I’m definitely going to be checking them out.
On 10/28/2008 I attended the 1st annual MindSurf Conference, which had various sessions for Business Analysis, Project Management and more. The sessions I thought that stood above the rest were:
- So Who Does What Anyway? Sorting out Business Analysis and Project Management
- Enterprise Analysis: Finding the Heart and Head of the Organization
I found a website called LearningDom today. They offer some free courses in testing, BA, & design. Even though I’ve been in the QA world for years I still believe that people should take training when ever possible. It’s good to know what’s out there and what other people are learning.