Possible abstract - We seem to be on an endless quest for improvement, in ourselves and in the work we do. As part of a development team, particularly an Agile one, we're encouraged to regularly reflect on what could have been done differently and where we can make changes. But constant focus on all the stuff that went wrong, that bug which was missed, that question you didn’t ask, means we can end up stressed, anxious, and lacking in confidence. It's easily done, especially as a tester. But why do we do this, and how can we stop?
I'll talk about some of my own mistakes, failures and screw ups as a tester, what I've gained from them, and how I've tried turn the negatives into positives.
• Why we focus so much on the things that went wrong
• Why hindsight does not produce foresight
• The short and long term impacts of constantly focusing on your mistakes
• How to celebrate our testing failures, and the things we learned from them