Seems Good Enough to Me: Derisking Regression

30-minute Talk

Regression can be time consuming and frustrating--let's apply "Good Enough Testing" techniques to reduce our work and increase our confidence!


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 23rd


Room F3 - Track 3: Talks


Mid to senior level testers who want to move beyond 'test everything' mentality


  • Working through release notes to target our testing
  • Minimize toil and thrash
  • Announce what we are and ARE NOT testing
  • Communicate!!
It’s that time again! You have a legacy app running business critical functions and it’s on an old version of Elixir. You need to upgrade to stay safe, have access to the most modern features of the ecosystem, and be current with your community. But a full regression of the app will take days if not weeks and no one can find the time. What’s a team to do? Jenny Bramble suggests leaning on the deep magic of test methodology and collaboration to determine the minimum viable tests to run in order to ensure your system is preforming as expected. She’ll talk about working through release notes with your testers as well as applying test methodologies to the types of problems we see in upgrades and regressions. You’ll walk away from this talk with a stronger understanding of the ways we can simplify and derisk upgrades and a structure for working with test to make sure that we’re doing the right amount of testing.

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