STARWEST 2019 Tutorial: Develop and Refine Your Company Testing Strategy


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Develop and Refine Your Company Testing Strategy

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Every quality director wants to implement a modern, forward-looking testing strategy, and many test managers look at other companies to try and figure out that "silver bullet" so they can achieve excellent quality, quickly and reliably. But the truth is everything you need to know about your best test strategy is already in your company. In this workshop, you will use your quality priorities, strategies, and code base as the foundation for defining and improving your testing strategy. You’ll work individually and in small groups to examine your current testing structure and methodologies, perform risk analysis, and develop or refine a holistic approach to company quality. The methods used in this workshop can be applied to small startups or enterprise teams and will consider multiple quality aspects, including UI, performance, security, accessibility, and regulated environments. You’ll leave with short-term goals and an actionable long-term plan to modernize your approach to quality.


Dr. Jess Ingrassellino is the director of quality engineering for the Nonprofit and Education clouds at She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and focuses on community, collaboration, and improvisational practices for enriching professional life. In her spare time, Jess teaches software testing and Python, writes, and plays violin and viola.