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Michael Bolton

Past Presentations

You can find an extensive list of presentations and courses that I've taught, including the slides and speaker notes for many of them, here.

Coming up—let's meet!

Check out my schedule, and drop me a line if you'd like to get together when I'm in your part of the world. If you'd like me to work with you and it doesn't look like I'm available, remember that my clients' schedules are subject to change, so mine is too. Finally, note that some conferences offer discounts—and even if they don't advertise it, maybe we can work something out.

January 19, 2019

Online Event

An online "Ask Me Anything" session with The Test Tribe Facebook group.

March 11-13, 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland

For the first time in Iceland, a public offering of the Rapid Software Testing 4.0 class, organized by Endurmenntun. Registration is here, with Early Bird rates available until February 11.

April 1-4, 2019

San Francisco, California, USA

The Software Test Professionals Conference (STPCon). I'll be giving a keynote talk on Testers as Their Own Worst Enemies - and maybe I'll be doing more. Keep coming back to find out! More information here.

April 8-10, 2019

Sydney, Australia

A public, three-day Rapid Software Testing 4.0 class, organized by Test-Ed. Register here.

April 15-17, 2019

Brisbane, Australia

For the first time ever in Brisbane, a public, three-day Rapid Software Testing 4.0 class, organized by Test-Ed. Register here.

April 29-May 2, 2019

Orlando, Florida, USA

The STAREast testing conference organized by TechWell. I'll be giving two full-day tutorial workshops: Critical Thinking for Software Testers, and X-Ray Vision For Testers: How to Analyze Things.

May 15-17, 2019

Zurich, Switzerland

A public, three-day Rapid Software Testing 4.0 class, organized by House of Test Switzerland. Register here.

About DevelopSense

DevelopSense was founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, to provide testing and consulting services. In 2002, I returned to my home, Toronto.

In 2003, I began a close collaboration with James Bach, becoming a co-author of the Rapid Software Testing class and methodology in 2006. Since then, I've travelled over a million miles to over 30 countries around the world.

Testing's purpose is to reveal problems that threaten the value of software products and projects. I provide consulting to development groups, managers, and executives who want to improve the quality of the testing work and its value to the organization.

In the RST class, I train testers to perform the fastest, least expensive testing that completely fulfills the mission of testing. Testers develop skill in evaluating the product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation—and then editing, narrating, and justifying the testing story. Testers learn to describe the status of the product, the state and progress of the testing work, and ways to make testing faster, easier, and more effective.

I've kept a pretty complete list of all my activities since 2005.

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