Transparency: A holistic approach to software quality

On: 1 Nov 2018 at: bol.com
Category: Events

Bol.com & Xebia are happy to present to you another meetup on software quality. This time we will have Trish Khoo, keynote speaker at Agile Testing Days 2018, who will present her holistic approach to software quality. You can join the meetup here.

Trish Khoo – Transparency: A holistic approach to software quality

The variables that impact software quality go far beyond the variables that are defined in the codebase. Trish Khoo explains how shifting focus from testing to transparency can turn an ordinary tester into a super tester.

By attending this meetup you will learn:

– how shifting focus from testing to transparency can turn an ordinary tester into a super tester.
– what else you can do to maximize the transparency of your system under test
– new ways to interact with your team to improve information sharing

Any testing activity is essentially an exercise in increasing transparency within the team. For example, running test cases brings clarity to the behaviour of the system under test. Reporting a bug gives information to the team that was previously unknown. So if transparency is the true charter of testing, how else can a tester increase transparency of the system under test? Some examples include technical activities such as monitoring, code reviews, and logging. Even more examples can be found in the way that the team shares information with each other, the types of interactions team members have with each other, and the willingness to share information within the team.

Testers spend their time examining the impact of human behaviour upon a system. By examining the impact of human behaviour on the entire development process, testers can increase the scope of their work with powerful results.

About Trish

Trish Khoo is a consultant, artist and international keynote speaker. She has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, specializing in software testing and automation. Her journey has taken her from Microsoft to Google, from London to San Francisco, and many places in between. Now she helps companies all over the world with their testing needs from her home base of Brisbane, Australia. She also dedicates time towards fostering a strong local tech startup community and mentoring other technologists. When she’s not doing this, she’s working on her creative pursuits – artwork, singing and writing.

Agenda
18:00 Doors open + dinner
18:30 Trish Khoo – Transparency: A holistic approach to software quality
19:30 2nd speaker to be determined
20:30 Drinks