Trouble in The Old Republic

45-minute Keynote

Different roles in a team have natural differences in values, needs, and goals. This is especially true with app developers and database folks. Testers can be the perfect glue and build bridges.

Virtual Pass session

Timetable

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 23rd

Room

Room F1+F2+F3 - Plenary

Audience

Everyone who works with people of different roles. So ... everyone.

Key-Learning

  • Differences in values, needs, skill-shapes and goals between app developers and database folks
  • Why these differences exist
  • Some things about ancient tech you probably didn’t know
  • Shared values with testers and how those can be used to build bridges
  • How to deal with imperfect reality and make your own unicornland

A Story of Relations and Relationships

A long time ago in a company far, far away…

It is a period of CHANGE at Galactic Enterprise Solutions. The economy is shifting. Apps, solutions, and legacy systems have to be adapted and improved to fit the market.

While investigating odd behavior of a mission-critical application, newest hire TESTER SAM finds himself in an age-old conflict between app development and the mysterious DATABASE-WOOKIE. To survive in his new role, he has to learn not only about ancient tech-artifacts, but also about natural differences in values, needs, and goals of his team members.

But in the REAL WORLD, a lot of agile best practices seem impossible to reach. Just when he is about to lose hope, Sam realizes that “UNICORN LAND” might mean something very different…

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