Joel Montvelisky – PractiTest
What value do we provide as testers? The short answer is that testing has no value in itself, testing is a service we provide to our teams so that our company can deliver value-adding products or services.
Today, due in part to the evolution of development practices and in part due to the adoption of new technologies, engineers who used to “only” test can now expand their value towards Quality Engineering in the broader sense of the word.
In this talk we will briefly review the forces pushing forward the changes in the way we create and deliver products today. We will map the way a traditional tester might fit into this new reality and expand her activities, roles and responsibilities. Then we will explore the value these additional responsibilities can provide to our organizations as we actively take on the role of Quality Engineers.
The basis of this talk has been inspired by Alan Page and Brent Jensen as part of the Modern Testing (MT) principles, you can read more about them at Modern Testing. A large number of data, showing the progress of testing comes from our annual State of Testing Survey and Reports.
Many of the ideas for the future roles and responsibility of testers come from observations and conversations with hundreds of testing organizations around the world, that I have as part of my role.