QA or Test? Does it Matter? You Bet it Does!
Some of us are called QA. Some of us are called test. Whether we are managers, analysts, engineers, whatever, does it really matter what our first “name” is?
Yes. It matters, because it sets expectations in the rest of the organization. When we call ourselves “quality assurance,” we set ourselves up for assuring product quality. When we call ourselves testers, we set ourselves up for testing.
How can we live up to those expectations—whatever they are? What happens if we don’t?
These are the slides from Johanna Rothman's keynote from Belgium Testing Days 2012.