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Saturday, August 20 • 10:30 - 11:00
Getting past Peter's Plateau-Career advice for QE

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Peter's Principle (Peter and Hull 1969) states that people rise in an organisation until they reach their level of incompetence. This stage of stagnation is called Peter's Plateau. This problem manifests a bit more severely for testers. Testing is context-dependent. More years as a tester does not necessarily mean that you will be a better tester in a completely new domain or platform. Your heuristics, techniques and ever-evolving tooling expertise can only aid your career to some extent. In this session, based on my long test engineering career and work with testing teams as a manager, I am going to present some self-help techniques to determine:

a) Is your testing career in a phase of stagnation (Plateau)?
b) How to get past this plateau.

I will also talk about avoiding the 'authenticity paradox' to achieve the career growth that we all deserve.

I am sure the attendees will walk out of this session with a new way of looking at their career identities and a way of overcoming the 'self' for career growth.

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Deepak Koul

Manager, QE, Red Hat, Inc.
Software Quality Enthusiast.

Saturday August 20, 2022 10:30 - 11:00 EDT
Conference Auditorium

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