How can software testing professionals help their organizations take Quality more seriously? Many of the challenges testers face are consistent across industries. This humorous talk will bring light.
Quality Isn’t Funny How can software testing professionals help their organizations take Quality even more seriously? Many of the challenges testers face are consistent across industries.
This humorous, memoir-style talk will bring light to such serious topics as:
elevating quality professionals to 1st class citizen status;
getting buy-in on “Shift-Left” testing practices & true continuous improvement culture; how to add value by identifying risk, representing the customer, honing requirements and planning testing efforts earlier in business discussions;
and how to sustain progress by dropping enough of our defenses to take ownership to the next level (organizational).
Humor doesn’t always have a place in preventing contentious escalations, but having data to back your recommendations & decisions is only one step in gaining support. Data doesn’t tell stories, people do: humor during stressful times can build trust and the strong relationships needed to get serious issues addressed sooner.
Similarly, data doesn’t make decisions, people do. Leveraging self-awareness and emotional intelligence tools can help us reach consensus sooner & underscore the seriousness of our daily profession without taking the fun out of our careers.
“The Life You Save May Be Your Own” ~Flannery O’Connor