Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – Testing Processes: One Size Does Not Fit All

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, we are making our 2021 KWality Talks available online for free.

Register: Online Using Eventbrite, Zoom link will be included in registration confirmation email

Location: Online

Time: Stream will start at approximately 11:55 am. Meeting starts at 12:00 pm. Meeting ends at approximately 1:00 pm.

Speaker: Bailey Hanna

Topic:
“So, what’s your testing process like at *insert company name here*?”. We’ve all been asked this question. It comes up all the time when you tell someone that you work in testing and who you work for. People want to know what your cookie cutter process is for testing at your company; either out of genuine curiosity, a search to find a fit for their skills or to find issues in it that they think you could solve by changing “just one thing”.

What happens when the answer is “we don’t have one.”? In the tech industry things are changing every single day, and every individual has their own skills and experiences that they bring to the table, so why would we have one specific process for our entire organization?

In this talk, we will discuss what it looks like to have a constantly evolving test process within a company, and to have multiple teams within a development org working with different processes and workflows. We will discuss how we all stay on the same track, how we discuss our successes (and our failures), and how we use individual and team strengths to have an organic, and changing process that still keeps us all moving forward and working together.

Bailey Hanna: 
Bailey Hanna is a passionate and driven quality advocate with experience in a variety of testing roles. She enjoys using her background in software engineering and knowledge of risk assessment, risk mitigation and exploratory testing skills to prepare and execute appropriate testing strategies for new and existing projects within multiple teams. She also speaks at quality and development conferences about quality/testing as well as team communication and collaboration. When she’s not thinking about all things quality related, she likes to spend her time outside, reading books, or really doing anything away from her laptop!