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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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Tuesday, August 9 • 16:00 - 17:00
What Developers Have Taught Me About Testing

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What happens when you are brought into an organisation to build and teach testing only to find out you are the one needing the lesson?

This is a true story about how a tester with thirty years experience got taught the lesson of listening to your stakeholders by a group of developers.

The exercise was not only a lesson in learning to listen properly but it's helped me understand the importance of trust. In testing we talk a lot about reputation and credibility giving you a seat at the stakeholders table but without building trust we can lose that position very quickly.

What exactly is trust for testers? How can we go about building it?

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Anne-Marie Charrett

Test Consultant, Testing Times
Anne-Marie Charrett is a testing coach and trainer with a passion for helping testers discover their testing strengths and become the testers they aspire to be. Anne-Marie offers free IM Coaching to testers and developers on Skype (id charretts) and is is working on a book with James Bach on coaching testers. An electronic engineer by trade, testing discovered Anne-Marie when she started conformance testing to ETSI standards. She was hooked... Read More →


Tuesday August 9, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
Canfor Policy Room (1600) Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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