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Beyond I-, T-, π- and M-shaped testers

Often I get questions like, must I become an I, T, π- or M-shaped professional in order to be prepared for the – near – future? Well, I don’t think so.

Personally I think you should move towards an Y-shaped professional or even better towards an antenna or funnel-shaped professional! But before I explain this, I’ll start with the IT situation thirty years ago. I’ll do this by means of the ever changing distance between software developers and testers in the past thirty years. Then I’ll extrapolate this – along with the shapes – to the future.

This is a personal story and yours is likely to be different from mine [...]

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Leo van der Aalst
Leo van der Aalst
Software Quality and Testing
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