Pekka Marjamäki

Test Coach at Solita OY

Pekka Marjamäki has versatile history of software testing spanning from test engineer, test manager all the way to test coach. For over 10+ years, he has worked in multiple domains including cyber security, logistics, governmental institutions, and healthcare.

He is an avid promoter of software testing, a blogger, conference speaker and trainer who currently works with Solita OY.

When cut, Pekka bleeds testing.

Test Coaching

Testing skills are mandatory in modern software development for every stakeholder. We have discovered two main areas that need improving: developers’ testing skills and clients’ understanding of the role of testing.

Developers focus mainly on programming skills, tools, technologies etc. and they rarely learn systematic testing. Clients on the other hand might view testing either as purely suppliers’ problem or they might focus on the wrong things when testing. For instance, at Solita, there is an actual need to understand and perform testing in the company. Usually, testing skills aren’t systematically trained. Also in some cases, clients don’t understand testing enough to make good decisions regarding it.

Enter Test Coaching! Test Coaching is a concept and a service that helps projects and clients make the most of their testing. Do you have pain-points, lack of testing skills challenges in testing? Test Coaching facilitates problem solving in teams and projects as it is tailored to their specific needs. It changes the teams’ and client’s way of approaching testing.

This talk will spark inspiration and give tools for new kinds of competence improvement. You’ll be able to implement new ways of training, coaching and guiding your company towards a better tomorrow. This can change the way companies think about their testing competence development.