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Session: Discussions Testers Should No Longer Be Having

How many times have you heard statements like, “How did we miss this in test”, “This defect doesn’t happen on my machine”, “We do not need automation”, or “We are waiting on testing to give us the green light”? Far too often, teams are spending a lot of time diving into discussions that they no […]

Session: Now You’re Cooking with Observability

Cooking is a perfect example of terrible observability. How do you know if the food your cooking is “done” or heated to the proper temperature? How do you know if something has gone wrong during the cooking process? What approaches and solutions do chefs employ to manage this acute lack of internal measurements and testing […]

Track Talk: Evolve or Die – What Testers Need to Do to Survive and Thrive

With the advent of new technologies, agile methodologies, innovative tools, and a global workforce, the tester’s role is rapidly changing. Those who can adapt to the changing environment get the best jobs and assignments, and others get left behind. As the discipline of testing evolves, test professionals have to make decisions that will determine their […]

Session: Example Mapping – The New Three Amigos

Example Mapping is a collaboration technique used by teams to help refine requirements. Every team should have a set of “ready” criteria that includes some kind of workshop between development team members to establish a shared understanding. In a time-boxed Example Mapping session, rules will summarize examples or constraints about a user story, and questions […]

Session: Make Every Team a QA Team

QA has progressed from a silo of quality control to organization-wide quality assurance. Companies are now seeing that QA is no longer about having a functional role but about the importance of the practice and the value it provides to ensure successful outcomes. We will talk about evolution of QA in our experiences and the […]

Session: The F Word – Giving Great Feedback

This session will be the session everyone knows they should attend but would like to avoid! Providing feedback is a necessary skill for individuals, teams, and organizations to grow, yet studies suggest 69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees and 37% of business leaders are afraid to give performance feedback. Although these numbers […]

Track Talk: Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Companies are pressuring testers to do everything but test. Many won’t even interview you unless you advertise automation skills. The reason why may surprise you: they don’t understand the value of testing — and they won’t until you show them. This session will equip you with specific […]