Amazing Apps 139. Today’s guest is Emma Beckett, an experienced test professional who runs her own company, Fortitude 17, in London, UK. A professional footballer, Emma pursued a career in software testing, even though her first role in tech was in Desktop Support — hardware, not software!
As you’ll hear, Emma is a Certified ISTQB Test Consultant and trained in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&SCM, CE, and HR. She is currently training on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Ceridian Dayforce (HCM) solutions.
In this episode, Emma shares how she got into software testing and discusses 1) professional testing, 2) how she approaches business application projects, and 3) what testing at large can bring to Dynamics applications.
[01:06] How Emma came to open her own testing consultancy
[09:01] Emma’s approach to professional testing
[12:48] The qualities that Emma looks for in good test professionals
[18:09] The relationship between testing and training
[20:00] Approaches to acceptance testing that have worked well for Emma
[24:25] How Emma approaches other forms of testing on projects
[29:43] How Emma deals with testing challenges
[32:28] Other solutions that Emma’s consultancy has worked on
[34:22] Emma talks about her recently launched podcast
● Fortitude 17: https://fortitude17.com/
● Connect with Emma Beckett on LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/emmabeckett17
● Check out the elbeckio show: https://rss.com/podcasts/becks-and-effects/
MY ONLINE COURSES
🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps – learn the basics and benefits about adopting agile approach to building business applications https://customery.com/foundations
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📐 Estimating Business Apps – learn how to quickly, accurately and confidently estimate how long it’ll take and how much it’ll cost to build your complex business apps
🎧 Amazing Applications – interviews and solo episodes about building amazing, agile Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications https://amazingapps.show
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WHO AM I
I’m Neil. I’ve been building Microsoft business applications since 2006, using Scrum since 2008, received Microsoft MVP awards since 2010 and been making my own pizza dough since 2011 🍕. Yum-oh!
More About This Author
- Podcasts2023.05.19Navigating the role of an architect in a Dynamics 365 Scrum team with Allan de Castro
- YouTube2023.04.21How I run experiments to build better Microsoft Business Apps – Amazing Apps – YouTube
- Podcasts2023.04.20Running experiments to build Dynamics 365 and Power Platform apps
- Podcasts2023.03.29Agile Testing for Dynamics 365 with Emma Beckett