James Bach’s recommendation:
“Anne-Marie Charrett is a respected member of the worldwide Context-Driven School of software testing, and a leading light in the emerging discipline of tester coaching. Her course on testing is created from scratch based on her own industrial experience, but it is also informed by developments in the social sciences. Anne-Marie does not teach how to fill out forms and templates. Her focus is on developing the mind of the tester, and as such, she is part of the new wave of development and testing methodology that is now transforming the landscape of technical work.”
Lisa Crispin’s recommendation:
“These are turbulent times for the testing profession. Amid proclamations that “testing is dead”, a few courageous coaches are showing how professional testers how to become highly valued contributors to any business. Anne-Marie Charrett is an expert practitioner of the skills testers need today, such as exploratory testing and collaborating with customers and developers. More importantly, her uniquely effective coaching ability helps the rest of us grow the right attitude and mindset to succeed in the sometimes-daunting world of software development. She’s “been there”, she knows the difficulties testers face today. She helps testers and teams learn how to deliver the right business value at the right time, enjoying the rewards of doing their best work.”
Michael Larsen’s recommendation:
“I first met Anne-Marie as an instructor in the Black Box Software Testing courses offered by the Association for Software Testing. In fact, she was one of *my* instructors the first time I took the Foundations class. I remember her to be engaging, focused, and able to help explain challenging topics in a way that was easy to understand without making you feel foolish in the process.
Anne-Marie has a human touch that makes working with her and listening to her discuss challenges both easy and engaging. She has the ability to help testers and those who are at career crossroads examine their goals and their ideas, and do so in a very human and compassionate way, so that testers can really understand what they have the ability to change and what they can actually work on.”