Author Archives: Scott Acker

About Scott Acker

Scott Acker is Director of Engineering Operations at Lightspeed HQ, and has 20+ years experience in the IT industry. Scott has worked around the world, in Canada, USA, China, Singapore, India, Australia and Europe, as a leader, mentor, and coach of local and globally distributed teams to create high performing, motivated departments that achieve bottom line impact. Scott is a highly effective executive engineering manager adept at bringing quality and testing to the top of the conversation and driving the changes required to make it second nature. LinkedIn Profile

Software Testing Guiding Principles

All effective test teams typically have well defined processes, appropriate tools and resources with a variety of skills. However, teams cannot be successful if they place 100% dependency on the documented processes, as doing so leads to conflicts. Especially when testers use … Continue reading

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Stop Testing – Start Thinking

Throughout my career I have observed numerous organizations all looking for the ‘silver bullet’ to solve all their product quality problems. News Flash: There is no ‘silver bullet’.  Solving product quality problems can only begin when organizations “Stop Testing and … Continue reading

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