Lisa Shepard is a Lead QA Analyst at WebMD Health Services in Portland, OR, where she has been diligently squashing bugs and improving quality since 2003. Although Lisa began her official software career in the late 1990s through college internships and a job at a startup company, she has been using her “QA brain” since early childhood. Throughout Lisa’s nine years at WebMD, her test writing style has changed dramatically, which can be seen by looking at some of her historical (and embarrassing) test plans from the past. Among other projects, Lisa is on a mission to help QA Analysts learn how to avoid some of the same pitfalls and mistakes that she has made that led to bloated test plans!
Lisa has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Idaho, as well as a B.A. in Spanish. When she is not sitting in her chair at work, you will likely find Lisa wakeboarding, coaching others on health & wellness, or enjoying a peaceful evening on the back deck with her family and friends. Lisa lives in West Linn, Oregon with her husband and 4-year-old daughter (who, incidentally, is also showing signs of a QA brain!).
- Avoiding Overkill in Writing Manual Regression Tests - Lisa Shepard, 2012 Technical Paper, Abstract, Paper, Slides