19-20 April 2018

15Hatfields, London

The good testing, the bad testing and the ugly testing

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
45 minutes

Presented by:

Stephen Janaway

Bloom & Wild

About this Case Study

It’s all too easy to think that you understand what testing is all about. Checking that the software works, right? Simple. Well, that’s not the true story.

What good testing looks like is one of the most misunderstood areas of software development. Sadly, not only do those outside of the testing industry often misunderstand what good looks like, so do those within testing as well.

As tools vendors and service companies push their own agendas and universities push out more and more graduates with little formal education in testing, it’s no surprise that the sorts of testing typically talked about at agile conferences are not the sort of testing that fits with the autonomous, cross functional teams that we seek to build.

If you’ve seen testers as the blockers to the team’s delivery or the quality police then you’ll no doubt understand why change is needed.

Fortunately there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is another way. And in this presentation we intend to tell you what that is. We will talk about how testing has come to be where it is today, what bad and ugly testing looks like and - more importantly - what good testing is.

We’ll give you the information to take back to your teams to really be able to help your testers excel at their craft and ensure that they are a key part of every agile team. And teams with empowered, effective testers are teams that can really deliver.

About the Speaker

I’m Stephen Janaway.

I help people deliver software more effectively. Over the last 15 years I’ve worked in coaching, training and leadership positions in companies such as Nokia. Ericsson, Motorola and YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. As VP Engineering for Bloom & Wild I lead a technology team that's helping to redefine the UK flower gifting experience.

Contact me via stephenjanaway.co.uk.


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