Software Test Luminary Award Nominee: Rob Sabourin

2015 Software Test Luminary Nominee

 Rob SabourinRob Sabourin has more than thirty years of management experience, leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached thousands of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering, SQA, testing, management, and internationalization. The author of I am a Bug!, the popular software testing children’s book, Rob is an adjunct professor of Software Engineering at McGill University.

Some Important Software Testing Accomplishments:
Robert Sabourin (affectionately known as RobSab)

  • Rob wrote his first code in high school in 1972.
  • Rob’s first commercial product release was the Quarto System on June 4, 1982 (a graphics windowing system).
  • Invented and championed the Just In Time Testing Method (JIT) for implementing effective testing software in turbulent contexts (including continuously changing and evolving business, technical, organization and cultural factors).
  • Pioneer in implementing Software Testing in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle Model. Including being blooded in over ninety different software development lifecycle models.
  • Designed and implemented the worlds most widely sold (and most widely attended) Agile software testing course showing how testing can drive success on many different agile teams.
  • Authored “I am a Bug!” – a children’s book explaining software testing and software engineering concepts to an audience for 3-8 year olds. Recently adopted at Moolya Corporation Testing Academy as their introduction to software testing training material. Considered as one of the best explanations of bug triage.
  • Published over 50 articles in important software engineering and software testing publications including many cover stories on testing. (currently publishes several articles per year)
  • Has spoken at conferences in software engineering and software testing since 1985. Currently delivers multiple conference keynotes, session talks and tutorials every year.
  • Championed the used of mind mapping in visual test design and was the first author to publish on the topic of using mind maps in test design.
  • Developed and delivered McGill University’s first mandatory software engineering undergraduate course in software testing.
  • A founding member of the ISST.
  • Professional Engineering and member in good standing of the Order of Engineers of Quebec in Canada.



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