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Engineers make awful sales people

As a software test consultant I like to provide quotes based on value but is this the right approach?

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6th Software Test Managers Forum

One of my goals this year is networking and freshing up my software testing skills. So, I decided to go along to the 6th Software Test Manager’s Forum sponsored by K.J Ross and Associates What a great success this event was. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with test managers to discuss problems […]

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Get Success to drive your software testing consultancy

If you want your software testing consultancy to succeed, first ask what sort of success you want. You probably have some ideas on this. For example, you may want to run an exclusive software consultancy with a reputation for excellence, or make a million before your 30, or as I do, you want to work […]

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Freelance Testers – a smarter, cost effective way for startups

ITnews had an article recently on startups. It examines what to look for in a startup, and also how to minimise the risks. Here’s an excerpt:‘A startup’s immaturity will be reflected in the quality and capabilities of its product. As you would when considering an established vendor, a CIO must conduct technical due diligence….You can […]

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How to kickstart a freelance software testing project

Starting a freelance software testing project is similar in many ways to any other project. It requires rigorous planning, well thought out tests, and excellent communication. As a freelancer however, you may feel more responsible in making sure that your client is happy with your work. This way, you have a better chance of getting […]