Soft Skills presented at the Perth ANZTB SIGiST – Wednesday 10th October 2018

The ANZTB hosted a Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST) evening last week (10th October) in Perth that delivered some new concepts to many of the attendees.

Suzanne Waldron specialises in presentations that help to develop an explicit leadership style and presented “Say What You Mean” – guiding the audience to develop better working relationships through the art of straight talk. She delivered her presentation in a very enthusiastic manner and engaged beautifully with the audience. Anyone who enjoyed her style of thinking may want to look up her first book – “A Flourishing Mind”.


Following on from Suzanne was an excellent presentation by Nick Leigh on “Testing That Matters”. Nick is the Head of Experience Design at BankWest and shared his insights into brand experience and the future of testing in his eyes. He talked about the human factors of testing and ensuring testers connect with the customer, rather than solely relying on automation, and the most overlooked usability issues that need to be overcome.


Both presenters worked with the audience to create a fun and educational evening, topped off with the opportunity to network with fellow peers.

Presentations from all our SIGISTs across Australia and New Zealand can be found on our Downloads page – please feel free to view or download any presentations that are of interest to you.

If you are interested at presenting at any of our future Perth SIGIST’s, please contact our SIGIST co-ordinator, Ronak Panchal.

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Perth SIGiST – 1 May 2018 – All Round a Success



ANZTB recently ran a round-table discussion forum as one of the regular Special Interest Groups in Software Testing (SIGiST) in Perth.

Five tables were organised, each with a different topic, and attendees cycled through to a different table every 12 minutes to give them the opportunity to contribute to discussions on each topic.  Each table had a facilitator that had expert knowledge in the topic to share their experiences and ensure that everyone was included in the discussion.  We had people from different backgrounds, which enabled participants to learn different perspectives on the topic. Continue reading

ANZTB SIGiST Auckland – 5 Oct 2017


The Auckland SIGiST event for this quarter was a great success with over 120 attendees.

The first presenter Pramod Bommisetty from Barfoot and Thompson presented on the three Ws (What, When and Why) of test automation in the cloud. He explained the advantages, like better handling of scalability, instant access, portability with very little overhead and low cost. He discussed the challenges and risks related to cloud tools. His presentation also highlighted the pros and cons of the available cloud platforms for testing.  This presentation can be found on our Downloads page.  Continue reading

ANZTB SIGIST Sydney 29th August 2017

A great crowd at the Sydney ANZTB SIGIST on Tuesday night, with standing room only at one stage.


The two topics Test Automation and Testing careers were certainly trending areas of conversation, which were a big draw for the evening.  It was nice to see some familiar faces with a lot of people returning to this event after attending previous SIGIST, plus a Welcome to new comers. Continue reading

ANZTB SIGISTs – Call for Presenters!


The Australia and New Zealand Testing Board (ANZTB) facilitates free Special Interest Groups in Software Testing (SIGIST) events in capital cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.  These events provide testing professionals, or anyone interested in testing, the opportunity to share their experiences in software testing, or learn from the experiences of others.  Continue reading