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Paul Holland

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With more than twenty-six years’ experience in software testing, Paul Holland is a Principal Test Architect at the Hudson Bay Company. Prior to joining HBC in May 2021, he was a Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata for over 4 years. Previously, he spent two years as head of testing at a small consultancy, two years as the principal consultant/owner at Testing Thoughts, and seventeen years at Alcatel-Lucent.

Paul specializes in adapting testing methodologies to reduce waste and to increase effectiveness and efficiency. He finds ways to reduce documentation by documenting only what needs to be documented, modifying reporting of test activities to provide actionable information to stakeholders, and reducing or eliminating potentially harmful metrics. Prior to becoming involved in Software Testing, Paul was a Sea King helicopter pilot for the Canadian military.

Paul is one of five instructors of the Rapid Software Testing course, developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton.

My Sessions

Reality Driven Testing

Nagarro (Vivaldi)

Many agile teams rework previously deployed stories, even after plenty of in-sprint testing. Even well-groomed, refined stories, framed with typical, alternate, and error scenarios and gracefully described in well-formed Gherkin, continue to encounter all sorts of bugs.

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Closing Speech

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With more than twenty-six years’ experience in software testing, Paul Holland is a Principal Test Architect at the Hudson Bay Company. Prior to joining HBC in May 2021, he was a Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata for over 4 years. Previously, he spent two years as head of testing at a small consultancy, […]

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