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Thinking Holistically
about Quality and Testing - 2023
Testing Stage, April 2023
Ukraine
Janet Gregory
Twitter and Mastadon: @janetgregoryca
Agile Testing Fellowship DragonFire Inc.
Copyright 2023
@janetgregoryca
me
2
@janetgregoryca
@janetgregoryca
Quality is more than testing.
Instead, think about quality from a
holistic point of view.
4
My Message Today
@janetgregoryca
Quality is vague and often hard to describe
Which is
the best?
@janetgregoryca
Quality is vague and often hard to describe
$1.10
$3.50
$5.00
@janetgregoryca
How do you define quality?
@janetgregoryca
What are the risks?
- out of date material
- response time
- privacy
- customization for wrong
customer
- ransomware
Photo by Michael Geiger on Unsplash
@janetgregoryca
Different
perspectives
• Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash 9
Just because you are
right, doesn’t mean I am
wrong.
You just haven’t seen life
from my side.
six
nine
Customers
Product value
Process
@janetgregoryca
Customers
Product
value
Process
@janetgregoryca
Self-management
@janetgregoryca
So, how you
build quality into
your product?
One way is to start
is think of testing
differently.
Testing is not a phase,
-- it is an activity that happens
throughout the delivery cycle.
~Elisabeth Hendrickson
The process is important, but it’s not everything
@janetgregoryca
Holistic testing…
and what it
means
@janetgregoryca
Shift your mindset
from thinking
testing is after
code is built.
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@janetgregoryca
17
Dan Ashby -https://danashby.co.uk/2016/10/19/continuous-testing-in-devops/
Dan Ashby’s Continuous Testing in DevOps
@janetgregoryca
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@janetgregoryca
Holistic Testing
@janetgregoryca
We need to start with a
conversation(s) about
quality.
Only then, can we follow-up
with what testing activities
can we do to support the
level of quality we want.
@janetgregoryca
Whole team
commitment
to quality
Make connections,
Share knowledge
Iterate, small
batches
Visualize
your work
Experiment
@janetgregoryca
Quality is everyone’s responsibility.
Improve quality, you automatically improve productivity.
~W. Edwards Deming
If you focus on quality, the speed will come.
If you focus on speed, quality gets lost.
~ me
@janetgregoryca
Assessing Agile Quality Practices with QPAM
Co-author with Selena Delesie
Agile Testing Condensed, A brief introduction
Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams
More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team
Co-author with Lisa Crispin
https://agiletestingfellow.com
https://agiletester.ca
Contact info
https://janetgregory.ca
Email: janet@agiletester.ca
Twitter: janetgregoryca
Linked In: janetgregory
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