In the News – August 2014

Agile Testers Must Develop New Mindset: Janet Gregory Testers have a vital role to play in the agile world, but in order to do so, they need to develop a distinct mindset. Speaking at a workshop hosted by IndigoCube, Janet Gregory, a leading international expert in agile testing, outlined the characteristics of an agile tester. “The agile tester no longer sees herself as someone whose main purpose is to identify bugs or ensure that specific requirements are met. Agile testers are thinkers and take a much broader view, asking: ‘What can I do to help deliver the software successfully?’ says Gregory. “The ideal agile tester is analytical, curious, observant and critical–combines a wide cross-functional knowledge with deep skills in the discipline of testing.” Maersk Begins Software Testing on Five Vessels Global container shipping company Maersk Line has started pilot testing of a maritime software tool, ShipManager, on five of its vessels. Norway-based shipping classification society DNV GL has developed the software, which is said to deliver increased process efficiency and improved access to and analysis of information. Maersk Line has selected the application as the preferred solution over 26 other ship management platforms for installation onto its self-owned fleet of 250 vessels in 2015. 150 Jobs Coming to South Bronx at Software Testing Center A piece of Silicon Alley is coming to The Bronx. An IT job training nonprofit plans to open a massive software testing center in Port Morris this fall that will bring 150 jobs to the area. Per Scholas, which is based in The Bronx, and the IT consulting company Doran Jones plan to open the roughly $1 million, three-story, 90,000-square-foot software testing center at 804 E. 138th St., near Willow Avenue. Starting wages for the jobs will be $35,000 with benefits, and 80 percent of hires will be Per Scholas graduates. “A lot of folks who are based in the community will actually get access to the jobs, which they wouldn’t ordinarily,” said Co-CEO Keith Klain.

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