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.
Leader’s Pulse: Get Your Teams The Training That They Need!

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Letter From The Editor – September 2019

I was just recently at a company that had a beautiful test architecture, framework, and Cucumber with tons of well-automated tests. But there was no g

Leader’s Pulse: How Emotional Intelligence Affects Leadership – Part 2

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Letter from the Editor – June 2019

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Leverage Your Existing Experience for Automotive Software Testing

From automotive Software Testing standards, testing techniques, and process, this article is an in-depth guide for those looking to transfer their exi

Leader’s Pulse: How Emotional Intelligence Affects Leadership

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The growing complexity of the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in cars offers traditional testers an opportunity to capitalize on their strengths. The hu

Letter from the Editor – March 2019

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Leader’s Pulse: How to Manage Ambiguity with Teams in Software Development

From vague user stories to differences in personal styles, learning how to deal with ambiguity is important for tech leaders. My first Manager in Test

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