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.

Workshop: Implementing Exploratory Testing

More and more, testers are using exploratory testing and context-driven testing techniques in their organizations. However, as many testers start to embrace these testing methodologies, they are uncovering questions in their implementation. In this half-day workshop, we will explore the various aspects of testing including test planning, test design, test execution, and test reporting from […]

What to Do When QA is Backed Against the Wall?

Imagine that you’re the QA/QE/Test manager, or lead, that’s driving the quality processes and strategies to ensuring a high quality release will be confidently deployed into production. Now, Beta testing is hot and heavy with lots of defects to be created and verified .. what you say? not enough resources (e.g. humans) to design and […]

Keynote: The One Thing Testers Can Learn from Machine Learning

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are all the rage right now. Arthur Samuel in 1959 defined: “Machine Learning is the field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.” This fascinates me as a tester and a test leader to be able to dig in and understand how exactly that […]

Keynote: Testing all the World’s Apps with AI

How can one system test all the world’s apps? Mobile and Web. Jason shares learnings from applying AI techniques for doing just that. Learn how AI can help with the problems of identifying elements in applications, and the sequencing of test steps for regression testing. See how AI can measure qualitative aspects such as usability […]

Workshop: Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing – Part 1

Why do we test? What’s the point? We test to develop a comprehensive understanding of the product. We test to find problems that threaten the value of the product, or that threaten the on-time, successful completion of any kind of development work. We test to help the business, managers, and developers decide whether the product […]

Keynote: Testers as Their Own Worst Enemies

Sometimes, in some organizations, testers complain that they’re not respected or acknowledged. Project management views testers as obstacles to timely releases; developers see testers as uninformed and technically ignorant pests. Testers themselves step into professional and interpersonal tar pits by misunderstanding the role of the tester, the mission of testing, and the skills required to […]