About Me

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The opinions represented here are my own and are not associated with Testing Thoughts, my employer, NOSQAA or AST.

Welcome to my blog. It revolves around my adventures in software testing, test leadership and my personal and professional growth in and around the context-driven school of testing.

My name is Erik Davis and am the Manager of Testing at Hyland, creator of OnBase. I have been in and around testing for over 15 years.  I have been an individual contributor, team lead, manager and for over four years a senior manager (I got better).  I have led testing groups ranging in size from 2 to 65.

In early 2012 I moved back to a manager role (for eight or nine testers) from the senior role (managing managers of a total of 65 people).  That shift, along with attending my first CAST conference re-awakened a part of me that I had long thought dead.  Managing managers is not my thing.  I like testing. I’m passionate about testing, and I needed to be closer to the actual software than I had been.

In this space I hope to write about some of the ideas I’ve got floating around in my head, the struggles and lessons I’ve learned in my time in testing, and anything else I can think of that others may find relevant.

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