Debra is the Quality Assurance Practice Lead and a Senior QA Consultant with ObjectSharp Consulting. As QA Practice Lead, Debra is an experienced Visual Studio Team System and Test Edition instructor and consultant providing training and support to clients. Recently Microsoft awarded Debra the MVP (Microsoft Most Valued Professional) award for her involvement with the community. Debra is the first person to be awarded an MVP for their involvement in the testing community. As well as the first woman to be awarded the ALM MVP (Application Life Management). She has over 15 years' experience in software testing within various business fields. A passionate advocate of the Agile/Scrum methodology, Debra mentors companies and test teams in the process of becoming Agile.
Skilled in the design and execution of comprehensive Software Quality Assurance processes/procedures, with proven qualifications in test life cycle, strategy/plan, test case/data design, risk assessment, functional/performance automated tools implementation, environment set up, defect and configuration management. Debra has succeeded in helping many teams turn their testing effort into a successful endeavor that raised the product quality and met project time lines. As well, Debra has a Computer Programming Certificate from Sheridan College, and is experienced with many different testing tools on the market today. She currently participates in Microsoft's Inner Circle meetings for all Microsoft testing tools. She is also the author and trainer for the ObjectSharp Team Foundation Server for QA Professionals course.
Microsoft VSTS 2010 for Testers, Test Manager, Coded UI, Web Performance and Load Testing; Mentoring, Training, Software Quality Assurance Best Practices, Agile & Scrum Methodologies.
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