A Shift in Mindset: From Finding Defects to Preventing Them

[presentation]
by
Oscar Gracia and Geordie Speake
Summary: 

Although most software companies have adopted agile development, many still treat quality assurance as something that gets handled when coding is finished and ready for test. However, practicing this reactive approach to quality costs teams in rework, context switching, slower code release cycles, growing bug queues, and the release of defects into production. Join Oscar Gracia and Todd Albers as they share techniques you can use to help change this “ready for test” mindset. Learn how to focus on testing and quality from the start by using a pre-grooming approach to ensure stories are detailed enough for developers to code. Discover how conducting developer demos can help developers themselves find bugs. Start thinking about engaging the teams QA mind early and throughout the software development lifecycle in order to ask insightful questions, uncover potential issues, and address them while the cost is low. Oscar and Todd share the tools you need to make iterative changes—both individually and within your organization—so you can shift the mindset from finding defects to preventing them.

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