Hi, I’m Karen N. Johnson.
My career experience began in 1985 as a technical writer. I’ve written computer guides and online help systems. I received an Award of Excellence from the Society of Technical Communications for my writing about banking software. While I was writing an online help system, I became so immersed in breaking the software that I made a career change to software testing. I’ve worked as a software tester, test manager or test consultant since 1992.
Throughout my career, I’ve purposely sought opportunities that have given me variety. This means I have not specialized in one industry or one subject area. For example, I’ve worked with banking, manufacturing and ecommerce software as well as content management systems, medical software, mobile apps and business intelligence initiatives.
Contact me if you have a software testing project and are interested in my assistance.
My company name is: Software Test Management, Inc. I do not typically reference my company name. The reason for this is I do not run a consulting service or company. I do refer people when and where appropriate but on the whole, people know me more by my personal name than by my company name.
Michael Raveling and Emily Shebesta interviewed me about an array of topics. You can listen here or through the iTunes store (podcasts/software testing).
Kathy Hansen, storytelling expert, interviewed me about how I use story in my work. You can read more here.
Debasis Pradhan, software tester, interviewed me about my experiences in software testing. You can read more here.
Marina Gil-Santamaria from Oracle interviewed me for Oracle Technology Network. You can read more here.
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