Michael Hackett

Michael is a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics. Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), and Global Software Test Automation (Happy About Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Letter from the Editor – March 2021

A while ago, I helped start a Software Quality Certificate Program as a part of the Software Engineering Program at the University of California, Sant

Letter from the Editor – December 2020

Digital Transformation and IT Modernization projects have shifted into high gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tough on some teams is having to do mor

Developer Testing? What is Testing and QA’s Place? Part 2 of 2

Introduction This article is part 2 of the 2-part series, Developer Testing? What is Testing and QA’s Place? Part 1 explored modern SDLCs, such as A

Developer Testing? What is Testing and QA’s Place? : Part 1 of 2

As organizations’ Agile methodologies become mature, one of the trends in software development is for Developers to take on more testing, and ar

Letter From The Editor – September 2020

There is a growing software development dynamic of teams without Testers. When I first went into Software Quality, I learned one thing right away: My

Continuous Testing, Part 2: Strategy and Automation Goals for Test Teams

DevOps has been described as Agile on Steroids; DevOps has also been described as Agile for Operations/IT. I like both of those descriptions. Many org

Letter From The Editor – June 2020

Continuous Testing… what is it? When we first decided to do a magazine issue dedicated to the DevOps practice of Continuous Testing, I joked wit

Leader’s Pulse: What Is The Value Of A Manager’s Role In Modern Tech Organizations?

Do managers even matter? That’s a good question.  This is the question some MBA students asked for a research project at Google. They called th

Letter From The Editor – March 2020

Methods and strategy have been my favorite topics since I started working in testing. It’s essentially engineering problem-solving. It’s both look

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