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Branislav is an experienced financial industry professional with 20 years of expertise, including 10 years at Capco – a global technology and management consultancy specializing in driving digital transformation in the financial services industry. As a Managing Principal, he works with clients across three continents, with a primary focus on the DACH region. Outside of work, Branislav loves to travel and explore new places. He finds inspiration in meeting new people, immersing himself in different cultures, and trying new and exciting food flavors. As a wine enthusiast, food lover, and amateur cook, Branislav believes that his passions have given him a unique perspective on how to connect with others. He is keen to understand what people have in common, what makes them unique, and how he can best work with diverse talent on project setups.
In the world of software testing, there are remarkable parallels to be drawn with the art of cooking. In his talk „INSP3 – From kitchen to code: What software testers can learn from a Michelin-star chef about quality and excellence“ Branislav explains, that just like a chef, a software tester carefully selects their ingredients. Instead of culinary elements, testers choose tools and technologies that form the foundation of their work. They must ensure that each component is of the highest quality and fit for its intended purpose. Similarly, both cooking and software testing require proper planning. Just as a chef plans their activities to ensure all preparations are completed precisely when needed, a tester must strategically organize their tasks to align with the project timeline. Whether it’s ensuring all the components of a dish are ready to be served or getting the software ready for release into production, proper planning is crucial.
Moreover, both disciplines rely on the use of appropriate techniques. A chef skillfully employs cooking techniques to enhance flavors and textures. Similarly, a software tester applies testing methodologies and approaches that best suit the project requirements. They both leverage their expertise to uncover potential problems and resolving any issues that arise along the way. The parallels between software testing and cooking are undeniable. From careful ingredient selection and meticulous planning to the use of appropriate techniques and the importance of presentation and continuous improvement, these disciplines share fundamental principles. Embracing these similarities can help software testers elevate their craft and deliver outstanding results, just like a chef creates culinary masterpieces.