Workshop: Scaling Quality Workshop

Is your software engineering company scaling? Are you assuming that your quality and test practices will magically scale also? In 2015, Olo Engineering had roughly 40 engineers and 4 teams. In January of 2020, we have over 100 engineers and 15 teams! Not exactly hyper-growth, but definitely significant. Oh, and to further complicate things, these 100 engineers are all remote! Each new manager, developer, product owner, quality advocate, and software engineer in test wanted to know – How do you do testing here?

This recurring question forced us to examine and articulate our approach to make sure we were scaling with the rest of the business. We adopted the terminology of Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory in calling our approach Whole Team Quality (WTQ) and distilled our core practices into 4 threads:

  • Visible Testing
  • Test Scope
  • Automated Tests
  • Team Engagement

In this workshop, JoEllen and Brian will dive deep into each one of these threads, and you will walk away with the skills to articulate a plan for your own Whole Team Quality program. You will also get hands-on experience in presenting the concepts to your development teams. You’ll walk away with the essentials to introduce WTQ in your organization.

The workshop consists of 6 self-contained, 30-minute sessions.

  • Session 1: Mapping your challenges
  • Session 2: Visible Testing
  • Session 3: Team Engagement
  • Session 4: Test Scope
  • Session 5: Automated Testing
  • Session 6: Maturing your program

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Learn an approach to whole team quality.
  • Experience mock team training sessions.
  • Articulate a plan for your own WTQ program.

3-Hour Workshop Strategy
Location: TBD Date: July 27, 2021 Time: - JoEllen Carter - Mile High Testing JoEllen Carter Brian Kitchener - Mile High Testing Brian Kitchener