Julie Green has been a QA Engineer for 10 years and has experience using Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Julie was the Scrum Master in an Agile environment for a team that worked in web development. In addition to web projects she has also performed testing in API integration, middleware, and mobile apps.
After providing consulting services as a subcontractor to Cover Oregon Julie decided that there had to be a better way of communicating potential failures. She heard about the idea of Pre-Mortems on the Freakonomics Radio Podcast episode titled “Failure Is Your Friend.” This idea was presented to her QA team at Con-way Enterprises Inc. with a positive response.
Julie reached out to the inventor of the Pre-Mortem idea, Gary Klein, who put her in contact with others using the technique. In her discussions with other groups using Pre-Mortems she has documented their suggestions. Julie has presented the idea of Pre-Mortems at the Software Quality Assurance User Group (SQAUG). Two groups have reached out to try the Pre-Mortem technique.
Julie lives with her husband, son and the cutest dog ever, Floyd, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Julie is currently looking for groups willing to try a Pre-Mortem discussion. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.