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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Test Leadership

Thursday, October 8

Kirk Walton

Building the QA Team of the 2020s

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

This past decade, the QA profession saw incredible, positive growth. As we look into this new decade, the landscape for the role of testers will continue to evolve. QA leaders must continue to learn and employ new strategies to ensure we are building the best teams possible for our organizations. Join Melissa Tondi and Kirk Walton for an important look at building an optimal testing/QA team for your organization in the 2020s. They will detail the current and future testing landscape and specific skills that will define the QA professional, including the balance between end-user empathy and...

Seera Group

Safe to Fail Agile Culture

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Building a new software product and testing it is a highly innovative and creative process. Things simply don't go to plan all the time, setbacks and failures are inevitable along the way. What makes a difference is how a team deals with them. Each failure is an opportunity to reassess, make a change and try a different approach. In order to succeed, testing teams must become resilient to failure and focus on the learning outcomes that they present. As a QA lead, you need to encourage initiatives and via the right questions assist the team in taking the best possible decision based...

Atlassian (Trello)

Robots + Humans: Rise of the Tester

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Testers and test tooling working together can be much more successful than either of them working independently. Both humans and automation have strengths to be taken into consideration when drafting quality strategies and test planning. As an organization evolves, the quality needs should be reevaluated with each step. This session will discuss where humans are still strongest in the software testing discipline, and contrast that with where test tools are most valuable. Various testing tools will be included in the comparison, with a heavy focus on test automation. That information...