November 10 – 12, 2020

Online Edition!


Testing value in a collaborative world

A masterclass in Testers Self-Defense

Helping people in software development to think and talk about testing and quality!

In this hands-on and interactive workshop you will learn how to advocate for quality like a pro in your team and organisation. Paul and Huib will share their experiences and let you practice how to think and talk about testing and quality. You will learn how to deal with issues with quality in your daily work and feel more confident to plan your next steps. Think of it as your personal plan to get better at working with others and gain cooperation on software quality.

Teams and organisations have questions about the products they develop: “Why can’t we automate all the testing?”, “Development would be faster if we used {X} practice, just like {successful company Y}!”, “Why don’t we do prevention instead of testing?”, “Why didn’t we find that bug before we released?”, “Why is testing taking so long?”, “Why is Testing is a bottleneck?” and “Why can’t developers do the testing? Why don’t we just get everyone to test?”

Questions like these often arise when there is trouble in the organization that seems to come from quality related issues. And to deal with these questions you must understand how software development works and testing and quality fits in there and how they relate together. Only then can you productively solve problems without being crippled by symptom control and implementing unhelpful concepts.

This workshop is for everybody who wants to provide value by learning to communicate and act valuable. To do so, we need to think clearly. And to be able to do that, you need to recognize the difficult situations. This workshop will help you achieve that: we will go into how to explain what you do in your job to various levels of people, from C-level to dev to PO. How to describe testing and quality in a way that explains how integral it is for software development. How to successfully integrate testing & quality into a team at various places (pairing, code reviews, etc).

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