Even More Modern Teams and Strategies

Building on the past few years of this popular leadership session, I am often asked to offer some deeper illustration on the modern testing techniques and more detailed examples on strategies to employ them. Sure, we’ve talked about mob testing, but really, how do I get started and what are the gotchas. Of course, we’ve talked about pairing, but really, can we show a real case study where pairing actually helped move people towards better quality code and happier existence? We’ve just introduced mashed-up teams and ephemeral pipelines and that makes it seem those same old test approaches will just fall short. Of course we’ll talk about a comprehensive approach you can use to develop a modern test strategy and how to align the right team structure to match. We’ll review an approach that I use for designing a testing team strategy. We’ll cover alignment to stakeholders, dependencies and objectives. We’ll cover tooling and skills. We’ll cover career paths and personalities.

Session Takeaways:

  • Understanding modern testing processes and practices.
  • Deeper look into adopting new techniques across teams.
  • Using modern test tactics in different ways.
  • Adjusting tools and techniques to different testing contexts.
  • Aligning testing efforts with Development, Operations, Business, Product Marketing.

Leadership Strategy
Location: Olympia Date: September 26, 2019 Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Mark Tomlinson - STPCon Fall 2014 Mark Tomlinson