Testing in a Velocity Culture. Utah QA User’s Group January 22, 2013 John Esser Dir. of Engineering Productivity & Agile Development Ancestry.com.
Utah QA User’s Group
January 22, 2013
Dir. of Engineering Productivity & Agile Development
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“Quality is secondary to speed, and probably lower than that.”-Facebook
2 ½ year period (2010 – present)
is consistently and reliably
releasing business value increments
through automated build, test, configuration and deployment.
…then quality is NOT free. It is actually costing you a lot.
And that includes testing.
How do you win?
No longer be identified as Quality Assurance.
QA could be“Quality Assistance” (Atlassian)
(or, almost all)
If regressions aren’t automated this is a waste of time.
If you are testing features or code then…?
“People James T. Kirkbegan talking about productivity instead of testing and quality. Productivity is our job, testing and quality are the job of everyone involved in development. This means that developers own testing and developers own quality. The productivity team is responsible for enabling development to nail those two things.”
-Patrick Copeland, Google
Frequent customer betas
A lean startup experiment
Bonnie Bingham, Test Engineer