Let’s Focus More On Quality Engineering And Less About Testing
What value do we provide as testers? The short answer is that testing has no value in itself, testing is a service we provide to our teams so that our company can deliver value-adding products or services.
Nowadays, due in part to the evolution of development practices and in part due to the adoption of new technologies, engineers who used to “only” test can now expand their value towards Quality Engineering in the broader sense of the word.
In this talk Joel briefly reviews the forces pushing forward the changes in the way we create and deliver products today. We will map the way a traditional tester might fit into this new reality and expand her activities, roles and responsibilities. Then we will explore the value these additional responsibilities can provide to our organizations as we actively take on the role of Quality Engineers.
Joel Montvelisky is a Co-Founder and Chief Solution Architect at PractiTest. He has been in testing and QA since 1997, working as a tester, QA Manager and Director, and a Consultant for companies in Israel, the US and the EU.
Joel is also a blogger with the QA Intelligence Blog, and is constantly imparting webinars on a number of testing and Quality Related topics. Joel is a frequent conference speaker, presenting in various conferences and forums world wide, among them the Star Conferences, STPCon, JaSST, TestLeadership Conf, CAST, QA&Test, and more.
Joel is also the founder and Chair of the OnlineTestConf, and he is also the co-founder of the State of Testing survey and report. His latest project is the 'Testing 1on1' podcast with Rob Lambert, released earlier this year.