November QASIG 2019 – Testing from Outside the Testing Box with Jon Bach

Date(s) - 11/13/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Quardev Headquarters


Testing from Outside the Testing Box

Presented by Jon Bach, Senior Program Manager, eBay

There are all kinds of boxes to consider as a software professional. Your project needs to have people who will question assumptions, examine the design, create experiments, analyze data, and report meaningful metrics. It needs people with the social skills to connect teams who work in silos, bring customer insights to light, and track risks that no one seems to make time to think about.

For 22 years, Jon Bach was a tester, test manager, test trainer, and test consultant. Then he became a Program Manager. This talk is about how he still uses his testing skills, but in different ways to examine the boxes around us. He will share his new perspective on the state of the testing profession and provide some insights for you to consider when growing your skills and following the path to being a PM.  He’ll also ask you some questions via an anonymous poll, sharing the results the second the answers come in.

About our speaker: Jon Bach is a Senior Program Manager at eBay, leading various quality-related efforts in its Marketing Technologies team of 150 people. He has more than two decades of software quality project experience as a tester, test manager, test consultant, and test director, which he now uses to help eBay make sure its marketing efforts are thoughtful and relevant. He has an energetic and practical style, and he is known to many eBay customers as “Jon the Bug Hunter.” Jon can be reached at


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