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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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Fahed Sider

Smile Direct Club
Consulting Engineer, Software Quality
Greater Nashville Area, TN
Fahed Sider is a Software Quality Consulting Engineer with over 17 years experience in software testing. He is an agilest and software tester that loves to learn new concepts. Recognized throughout his career as an expert technical leader and trainer with in-depth experience in agile testing using scrum methodology. He is passionate about sharing best practices with colleagues and the tech world. He focuses his efforts on agile testing and exploratory testing. He presented on agile testing topics at PMI Nashville agile Cop panel discussion  and Agile Nashville user group. When not working he enjoys the backcountry exploration and the outdoor adventures.