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Some of us might be used to working with OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), but it's often a struggle to connect the achievements of reaching
Some of us might be used to working with OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), but it’s often a struggle to connect the achievements of reaching the OKRs and hitting the KPIs with our own personal growth – be that growth within our career progression aspirations, or in achieving that deeper sense of intrinsic motivation in terms of understanding our value at a personal level.
“Impact” really is the essential addition to make that connection.
In this talk, Dan Ashby will present a “Career Impact Framework” that has been developed over the past 6 years. He will share stories and examples of various situations of this framework in use and how it’s helped overcome morale challenges, supported people get extrinsic rewards such as promotions, assisted with overcoming behavioral “gamed-growth” situations, and ultimately helped people “grow” in their careers.
All meetings, unless otherwise stated, are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EN.(Note that Skyscanner will require you to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for entry to their offices).
Refreshments are available from 6:00 pm.
All meetings are free of charge and non members are welcome to all meetings. Please register via the Eventbrite link given for each meeting.
Our meetings qualify for BCS CPD credit.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm GMT
Quartermile One 15 Lauriston Place Edinburgh EH3 9EN
Join BCS for their free event in Edinburgh on 6th March! The stories we are fed about AI seem to fall into two categories: 1. It’s our saviour! It’s going to be
Join BCS for their free event in Edinburgh on 6th March!
The stories we are fed about AI seem to fall into two categories:
1. It’s our saviour! It’s going to be wonderful!
2. It’s going to take all our jobs and destroy humanity!
The media feed us so many simplified stories designed to stimulate our imaginations with science fiction fantasies, both utopian and dystopian. The law and governance around AI is also so far behind the curve that it can confuse the issues, often propagating misconceptions, and making life harder for those wanting to use AI sensibly. The truth is far more nuanced and requires us to understand much more than just the hype.
But there is an elephant in the AI room. Conversations tend to focus on Generative-AI. Very few people talk about how to actually test AI-based systems.
Whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay, and as testers it’s our job to understand those nuances, to understand what the actual risks are, and how to mitigate them.
So … how do you test an AI system?
This talk addresses some of the risks, opportunities, and ethics involved. It also lays out a framework for testing AI-based systems, exploring the technology itself, along with the techniques, skill sets, and thinking patterns that we as testers need to adopt to remain relevant, as the fourth Industrial Revolution kicks in for real.
AI is evolving. We need to as well!
Click the ‘Learn More’ link below to register.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm GMT