One of the biggest challenges for test managers and project leadership is how to avoid the typical miscommunications between testers and developers. Despite best efforts, we often find that assumptions, team processes and even choice of language can create friction and frustration between developers and testers. This session will discuss the roots of the communication disconnects and provide practical strategies for enabling harmonious, productive teams, with examples taken from actual client situations. The session will include a discussion what 'done' and 'happy path' really means.
1. How a test manager can define processes that create a common understanding of the user stories for developers and testers
2. How you can establish a common set of criteria so that testers and developers can agree what 'done' means
3. Using visual aids to communicate what is being tested by unit tests, automated tests, exploratory tests, and manual tests, so that there are no surprises.
Date: March 31, 2020 at 2PM (EDT)
About the Speaker:
Adam Sandman has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in areas such as architecture, agile development, testing and project management. Currently Adam is a Director of Technology at Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business and enabling people to follow their passions. At Inflectra, Adam is responsible for researching the tools, technologies and processes in the software testing and quality assurance space.