Understanding the business side of testing is as important as amplifying our approaches and techniques. In this track you will learn how to effectively lead diverse test teams, communicate with stakeholders, and advocate for testing.

DEMO: How QA Helped Outlook Mobile Reach 100 Million Users

QA’s impact on the customer experience can make or break a product — something not lost on leaders at Microsoft, like Partner Director of Engineering Kevin Henrikson. In his role, Kevin leads engineering on Outlook Mobile, one of the company’s most successful mobile apps. Join Testlio’s CEO, Kristel Kruustük as she sits down with Kevin […]

Lunch Time Activity

Testing Circle Time Friday, September 29, 1:15-2:15pm Many schools today have a special time with their students where everyone sits in a circle and shares their experiences. They call this “Circle Time”. And during this Circle Time, each student speaks of anything that they wish to share with their classmates. Students can learn more about […]

A Testers Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners

In Scrum the Product Owner is relatively starkly defined. They are the owner of the Product Backlog and represent the “customer”. In many organizations, they “go it alone”, trying their best to represent business needs for their teams. What’s often missing in this approach is a wonderful collaborative connection between the teams’ testers and the […]

The Renaissance Tester – Becoming Leonardo da Vinci

What is a tester? More to the point, what are the characteristics of someone who is focused on quality—do they just test? The traditional definition of a tester continues to change. The demands are different than they were only a few years ago. Now the mantra is QA is not needed because developers can do […]

Games Testers Play to Improve QA!

This uber interactive presentation will incorporate games, puzzles, brainteasers and fun to educate you on several cost-effective strategies you can use to improve the skills of your team, the QA and software testing processes within your organization, and the overall quality of your applications! A focus will be placed on strategies and techniques that can […]

How To Get What You Want From Testing

You’re a manager, or a developer, a tester, or someone else working on software-based product or service. Where does testing fit? What’s the difference between testing and quality assurance and quality control? What can testing do for you? What kind of questions should you ask the testers? How do you get the best value out […]

Rapid Software Testing in Agile Contexts

Over the last several years, a set of ideas and activities have been dumped into a big bucket called “Agile software development”. Agile development has hit mainstream recognition. Yet there is often uncertainty and turmoil around what “Agile development” means, in theory and in practice, and the confusion affects Agile projects and the people in […]

Keynote: Debugging Diversity

For many years, we have heard discussions around diversity. You may be tempted to think of just one kind of diversity: Where we have marches in the streets, organizations protesting for their rights, new laws being passed, and new organizations being created. We see something similar in the software testing industry. We see organizations being […]

Workshop: Leading Agile Testers – Successfully Making the Shift

There’s a terrible error being made today across many agile organizations. They’re assuming there is no place for test management and leadership in agile, self-directed team contexts. We beg to differ with this view and believe there is a strong need for testing leadership in agile organizations, just not the way we’ve always approached it. […]