As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, we are making our 2022 KWality Talks available online for free.

Register: Online Using Eventbrite, Zoom link will be included in registration confirmation email

Location: Online

Time: Stream will start at approximately 11:55 am. Meeting starts at 12:00 pm. Meeting ends at approximately 1:00 pm.

Speaker: Josh Assad

One of the biggest questions in anyone’s career is how it will progress.  There are generally two natural courses most professions will grow into; Technical mastery or people management (sometimes both, along a spectrum, but that is a topic for another day).  For testers, the path to people management is a little less clear than it was in the pre-Agile days of testing departments and QA Managers.  However there is still a very strong case for growing testers into Engineering Managers, Directors and beyond.

In this talk I will share my journey from Tester to Engineering Manager, and highlight the skills you use as a tester today that managers leverage every day too.  If you’ve ever wondered if people management was a destination on your career journey, this talk is for you!

Josh Assad has been working in the software industry for over 20 years across many domains such as physical and cyber security, mobile technology, e-learning, and dev-ops/infrastructure.  A tester first, Josh has always been passionate about quality, which has extended from products to processes & people.  He has naturally taken to people-leadership roles where he strives to create cultures of innovation, safety and trust to empower those around him to do their best work.