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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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Fiona Charles

Quality Intelligence
Independent Coach, Consultant, and Workshop Facilitator
Kingston, Ont., Canada
Fiona Charles is an independent coach, consultant, and workshop facilitator specializing in the
human side of software development, quality, and testing. She teaches organizations to manage
their software quality risk, and software practitioners human skills “beyond process”—hands-on
practical skills essential to thrive, excel, and lead on any kind of software team. Fiona speaks and
conducts interactive workshops at international conferences and in-house for clients, has
recorded several webinars, and published many articles in quality-related publications.
Contact Fiona via her website www.quality-intelligence.com, and follow her on twitter