Serendipity and Perseverance — Injecting Testing in a Test-Resistant Team

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Friday 13th September, 2013

12:00pm to 12:45pm (RMT)

Agile teams are test-infected, but what to do when team releasing regularly is more test-resistant than infected? What if there is no unit testing, let alone test-driven development, and what if developers consider themselves too valuable to testing work? In this presentation, I’ll share my lessons learned with a test-resistant team acquiring a skilled tester to help with on-time feedback with hope of ability to focus on developing new features instead of going back to fix the once “done” features over and over again. Serendipity - happy accidents to find bugs without preconceived rational explanation - favors the ones who intentionally vary their actions, and developers too can test if only time allowed and taken for testing tasks that make sense.

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Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Chairmain at Finnish Association for Software Testing

Senior software development professional with a focus on testing - the skill to acquire relevant on-time information about the product. Working side by side with developers with implementation emphasis, complementing the team's available skills with business, value and system-oriented views.

Having worked as a tester, test manager, test consultant and teacher of software testing at a university, I continue to be deeply committed to taking area of testing forward by learning more and sharing what I have learned.

Special interests are in improving focus of testing activities to provide more effective and efficient testing, professionalism in testing and developing testing professional skills, agile system testing and providing testing services to different kinds of stakeholders: customers, end-users, managers, developers just to mention a few.

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