Conference Keynote: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue …
Monday, May 1st - 9:15am to 10:00am
The old wedding rhyme provides a basic structure to look how we make decisions under conditions of uncertainty; from strategic direction to operational decisions relating to software testing. The presentation will combine insights from the natural sciences to provide a mixture of theory and practice that will...
Conference Talk: Hiring for Quality
Monday, May 1st - 10:30am to 11:00am
Throughout my management career each company has faced similar hiring challenges. I am sure you have experienced this as well. Once you have made the case to increase headcount you are probably faced with budgetary restraints to hire the best analyst or engineer “with three to five years...
Conference Talk: Staying Ahead of "Innovation"
Monday, May 1st - 11:00am to 11:30am
Call it Agile, RUP, Iterative, Paired Development, DevOps... whatever... it's just a mix of best practices tried and tested over time. It is the underlying technology advances that shift the needle. For example, automated deployment tool sets or unit test frameworks. So for QA to stay ahead of these trends we need to...
Conference Talk: The Language of Culture
Monday, May 1st - 11:45am to 12:15pm
There is an overall idea that a workplace is a environment built on principles and ideas that define its culture. However, have you ever considered what these words are really saying about your business? Culture is often framed by what you DON’T say, not necessarily by what...
Conference Talk: Technology Innovation and Trump's Agenda - Where Do We Go From Here?
Monday, May 1st - 12:15am to 12:45pm
President Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. How will his agenda, the first year he is in office, impact Silicon Valley and technology innovation in the country for the next year and what do we, as citizens, entrepreneurs, and consumers, need to know in order to participate in...
Conference Talk: Growing Your Testers to Grow Your Business
Monday, May 1st - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Your testers know your product better than anyone else on the team. They are often the ones who question the design of the system and if the expected behavior meets the needs of the customer. With so much insight, why are they not contributing to the innovation of...
Conference Talk: What do Test Managers Really Do
Monday, May 1st - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
The role of test manager is evolving. What do test managers actually do? What should test managers do? Why should test managers do it? Is the role of test manager really life cycle dependent? Does leadership matter?
In Q1 of 2016, in a joint project by Global Quality Leadership Institute and...
Closing Keynote: Rethinking Your Testing Role
Monday, May 1st - 5:15pm to 6:00pm
If you’ve seen testing become more shallow in your company, don’t be dismayed. It could be that it’s simply taken on a different form or needs your help to get it back on track in a novel way. Jon will talk about his reinvention from Test Manager to Agile Coach in his 6 years at eBay – a journey that included mindset reframes such as...
Conference Workshop: Teaching Explorative Testing in Teams
Monday, May 1st - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Attending this workshop will brush up your Explorative Testing Skills as well as exploring fun and new ways to do testing with Development Teams.
What's the difference between Testing and Verification? Why do manual Testing when you have Automation? Is this a bug or...
Conference workshop: Rethinking Your Testing Role
Monday, May 1st - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Whether it’s called “Agile Development”, “DevOps”, or “Shift Left”, you’re likely going experiencing changes in how your company produces its software and services. The problem is, those methods don’t tend to value testing skill. “Testing” has been replaced by the word “quality engineering” to emphasize automated tools that...