Debra Forsyth is the Quality Assurance Practice Lead and a
Senior QA Consultant with ObjectSharp Consulting. As QA Practice
Lead, Debra is an experienced Visual Studio Team System and Test
Edition instructor and consultant providing training and support to
clients. Recently Microsoft awarded Debra the MVP (Microsoft Most
Valued Professional) award for her involvement with the community.
Debra is the first person to be awarded an MVP for their
involvement in the testing community, as well as the first woman to
be awarded the ALM MVP (Application Life Management). She has over
25 years' experience in software testing within various business
fields. A passionate advocate of the Agile/Scrum methodology, Debra
mentors companies and test teams in the process of becoming Agile.
She currently participates in Microsoft's Inner Circle meetings for
all Microsoft testing tools. She is also the author and trainer for
the ObjectSharp Team Foundation Server for QA Professionals course.
Her specialties: Microsoft VSTS 2010 for Testers, Test Manager,
Coded UI, Web Performance and Load Testing; mentoring, training,
software quality assurance best practices, Agile & Scrum
methodologies. Debra's published articles include the 'Big Bang
Theory' in Agile Record and 'Collaboration Equals Quality' in
Testa's Paradise: http://blogs.objectsharp.com/cs/blogs/deb/