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Testing: Software Development Catalyst

Testing is not an isolated activity. It interacts with and influences other disciplines in software development such as design, coding, release management, and deployment. As testers, our skills and experiences add value far beyond the immediate context of verifying functionality. Threats to value other than software errors exist.

Yet our discussions are often constrained to the testing space, omitting the connections to, and dependencies on, other roles and activities. Testing is an integral discipline of software development, and often plays an active and important role in bridging gaps between technical and business-focused roles, between leaders and engineers, and between makers and users.

How does the testing piece fit into the software development puzzle? How does – and how should – testing interact with other disciplines in software development? How can we most effectively add value to the software development projects we participate in?

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Morten Hougaard (DK)

CEO and Principal Test Consultant
Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark
Morten Hougaard (DK)

Visionary Test Enthusiast, Professional Pessimist, Amateur Fly Fisher and fan of 'Dilbert' and 'The Dog' as well as 'Sudoku'ism'. Morten is the founder of PrettyGoodTesting(R) (2006) and CopenhagenContext (2013) and as a CEO and Principal Test Consultant at PrettyGoodTesting, Morten has more than 40 years of experience within testing and QA (since 1976) and has been involved in most major aspects of software and hardware testing and has taken the roles of test lead and test manager for more than 30 years (since 1983). Morten believe in challenging bad testing, "best practice" and status quo, in thinking differently and that "big is not (necessarily) beautiful". Morten is a life-time member of Association for Software Testing (AST) and is involved in a British, a Swedish two Danish SIGIST’s (Special Interest Group in Software Testing) and co-founder of the Copenhagen Based TestLab MeetUp Group (2012). Morten has two PrettyGoodDiploma's in both Rapid Software Testing (RST) and Rapid Software Testing (RST) for Managers (by Satisfice Inc. and DevelopSense). Morten is especially interested in context-driven testing, risk based testing, exploratory testing, test policies, test strategies, test process, testing in agile environments and test leadership.

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