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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?

Please join us for our 11th annual conference at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver, Canada, August 8-10 2016.

 


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Chris Fisher

Emerge Interactive
Lead QA Analyst
Portland, Oregon Area
Fisher is a former Project Manager that transitioned into a QA Analyst at Emerge Interactive, a digital innovation company based in Portland, OR. Being involved in digital for 10 years, 8 as a PM, he became acutely aware of his knack for testing. Since Emerge lacked a formal QA department, and testing was done by PM's after development was completed, Fisher's goal is to create one that fellow testers would be proud to call their own.
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