Anne-Marie Charrett is a software tester, trainer and coach with a reputation of excellence and passion for the craft of software testing.
An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose me when I started conformance testing against European standards. I now consult and train testers specialising in transforming test teams into powerhouses of testing skill.
I currently lecture at the University of Technology, Sydney on software testing.
I founded Testing Times in 1998 as a way to offer a personalised, high-calibre testing service to corporates and smaller businesses.
Over a decade has passed since then. I’ve grown in knowledge and understanding of what software testing means and how to apply it to get the information on risk that companies need.
I’ve learned to be skeptical of traditional software testing practices that focus on external artefacts such as scripted test cases or a manic devotion to green builds yet overlook the quality of the testing performed. Instead I look at what quality means to you, using that to tailor the testing. I avoid words like best practice instead preferring to focus on your context.
I believe that testing is only as good as its testers and with that in mind, my services focus on helping testers improve their skill through training and coaching . If your company is transitioning to agile or continuous deployment, I help you’re testers develop a mindset required to adapt to these new practices.
I want to share these ideas with you. I believe they will help you add value to your testing in a practical and visible way.
I think you will like the testing I do, why not give me a call?
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