#139. Today’s guest is Emma Beckett, an experienced test professional who runs her own company, Fortitude 17, in London, UK. A professional footballer, Emma pursued a career in software testing, even though her first role in tech was in Desktop Support — hardware, not software!

As you’ll hear, Emma is a Certified ISTQB Test Consultant and trained in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&SCM, CE, and HR. She is currently training on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Ceridian Dayforce (HCM) solutions.

In this episode, Emma shares how she got into software testing and discusses 1) professional testing, 2) how she approaches business application projects, and 3) what testing at large can bring to Dynamics applications.

[01:06] How Emma came to open her own testing consultancy
[09:01] Emma’s approach to professional testing
[12:48] The qualities that Emma looks for in good test professionals
[18:09] The relationship between testing and training
[20:00] Approaches to acceptance testing that have worked well for Emma
[24:25] How Emma approaches other forms of testing on projects
[29:43] How Emma deals with testing challenges
[32:28] Other solutions that Emma’s consultancy has worked on
[34:22] Emma talks about her recently launched podcast


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