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

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 the Net-a-Porter Group.

3 Abraham Harold Maslow

4 The needs of humans, in their most basic form

5 Humanistic theories of self-actualization

6 Qualities of self-actualizing people

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8 Meta-motivation

9 Consider a Typical Career Path Junior Tester Tester Senior Tester Test Architect

10 And Another Junior Tester Tester Senior Tester Test Lead Test Team Leader Test Manager

11 Or even mine… DeveloperTester Senior Tester Test Lead Test Team Leader Some other stuff in between Test Manager

12 But what if we forgot about roles and job descriptions?

13 Building Blocks

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

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

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

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

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.

19 What affects your movement between levels?

20 Where are you?

21 Stephen Janaway Test Manager Net-a-Porter Group Thank You


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