Gerie Owen, Testing Strategist
As testers in today’s world of agile and DevOps, we are challenged to champion quality in new and unique ways and to develop innovative test approaches that focus on customer value. It is in using not only our technical expertise but more importantly, our creativity in bringing innovative techniques such as test optimization, BDD and others to our test practices that we can make our most valuable contribution.
We determine both what to test and how to test and we test jointly with developers. We assess risk and communicate this to our teams and stakeholders through our stories. Our ability to innovate comes from not only our technical skills but also from our skills in communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Join Gerie and Peter for a discussion on the key skills that modern testers need to be innovative: communication, collaboration, and creativity. Using real-life examples, Gerie and Peter show how we can create intersections of creativity both individually and as a team. You will learn how to look at issues in multiple, unexpected ways to eliminate barriers and how to create true innovation by connecting seemingly unrelated ideas generated by teams of multiple disciplines.
Key takeaways include:
- The importance of communication and collaboration and how they form creativity
- How to communicate and collaborate with team members, product owners and all levels of management and your risk assessments in ways that facilitate effective decision-making
- How you can enhance your own creativity and that of your team by developing these skills
- How to use Communication, Collaboration to transform testing across all industries, projects, and methodologies