Dorothy Graham
Dorothy Graham

Software Testing Consultant, Speaker & Author

Dorothy Graham

Dorothy has now retired after working in software testing for over 50 years.

Originally from the US, her first job in 1970 was developing testing tools for Bell Labs in New Jersey. She then worked as a developer for Ferranti Computer Systems in Manchester before moving to the National Computing Centre where she developed training courses in software engineering.
She later became an independent consultant specialising in software testing and founded Grove Consultants in 1988. Over the next 20 years, Grove gained a reputation for the high quality of their training courses, materials and presentations establishing a world-wide client base. In 2008 she left Grove to work again as an independent consultant until retiring in 2020.

She is co-author of five books: an introductory book for software testing together with more in depth books on Software Inspection and Test Automation. Before retiring she worked with Seretta Gamba on Software Automation Patterns

Dorothy was Programme Chair for EuroSTAR 2009 and was the Programme Chair for the first EuroStar conference in 1993. She has been on the boards of conferences and publications in software testing. She was awarded the European Software Testing Excellence Award in 1999.

She was a founder member of the ISEB Software Testing Board, and was a member of the working party that developed the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus. In 2012 she was awarded the first ISTQB International Software Testing Excellence Award.

Her favourite hobby is singing, and she belongs to a number of choirs and small groups.