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There has been more talk around the Test Automation Pyramid — I mean it’s one of those controversial topics in the world of testing. Some love it, some hate it, some of us are somewhere in the middle. What about an Automation Wheel? Kristin gives an introduction to the Automation Wheel, maybe you’d prefer it?

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What’s New With Ministry of Testing?

New articles, talks and calls for content! Boost your testing skills.

🧱 Interested in building a Testing Portfolio? Beth built a Test Automation Portfolio and shared her journey. Learn from her experience and set yourself some achievable goals.

🚀 Butch has years of experience in Leadership, you have the opportunity to ask Butch all your Test Leadership questions. Whether it’s growing a new team or integrating existing teams and improving your processes, Butch will be able to help you! Even if you can’t join us live, make sure you register and ask your questions!

Is your testing role at risk of turning into a Bullsh!t job? There are some elements you should be aware of. We’ve now made Maaike’s TestBash Home talk available to everyone — she will help you recognise some of those elements and what to do about them. 💩

You may have heard the news from Richard, but just in case you missed it, we’re going to reduce what we’re doing throughout the month of August. 🎉

We’re big fans of communities, we have one of the best testing communities. Nishi recently ran a Masterclass to help you understand how your community can help you reach your full potential. The recording is now live!

See our latest news and Dojo additions, catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks.

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Upcoming MoT Events

All of our upcoming events — including Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings, Discussions and Training Courses.

If you’re interested in finding out about future meetups, whether online or in person, please check out the Club meetup section or keep an eye on the Slack Events channel.


We’ve picked out a few posts from our Club, blog and podcast feeds that we think would be useful to you.

Are you a “Yes, but…” or a “Yes, and…” person? Could changing the way you communicate help your testing? Lina shares some valuable insight.

💭 What Agile Processes have you found useful? Are there any you’d recommend when initially implementing or advice you’d give? Maybe you can share your advice with Hussain.

Jeff gives us an insight into games testing and maybe helps us consider some of our own assumptions and ideas around quality. Maybe you’re holding onto assumptions that need to be evaluated?

Do you use a plugin/tool to generate reports on Gitlab? Share the options you’d recommend with Ralf 📈

Want to develop a diverse testing program that gets your whole team involved in ensuring quality? Then listen to the latest Testing Guild episode with Mark Winteringham. 🎧


Posts selected from our business feed. Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021!

Can leaders plan and implement sustainable changes that have a quantifiable impact on product quality and velocity? We’ve all seen the claims before, but is there an approach that could work? 🤔

Ashwini reviews the options available for mobile test automation frameworks and gives some guidance on how to choose the best one for your organization’s needs.

What should we automate? Do you have an automation strategy? Johanna gives an overview that could help you plan your strategy.

📱 Are you keeping up with the progress being made in mobile testing? Danny has some early access that you might be interested in if you are.

99-Minute Workshops — July 2021

Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.

Good stuff for software testers.