03 - 04 November 2016
M Shed, Bristol, UK

Three questions of quality - a practical exploration to gather, extract and communicate information

Tom Roden Neuri Consulting
Sharath Byregowda Independent Consultant

Session type: Hands-On
Session duration: 90 minutes

About this Hands-On

We see testing as an information provision service regarding quality and distilled it down to 3 key questions:

  1. What information should we find out?
  2. How do we extract it?
  3. How do we communicate it?

We designed the techniques that we will use for testing, but the principles and approach have a wider application and appeal. The gathering and communicating of information is such a valuable skill, we want to highlight some really useful techniques and ideas - through guided hands-on exploration and group experience and discussion.

This workshop will introduce some key concepts around each of those 3 questions. We will run a hands-on exercise relating to each one (including some exploratory testing) to give just enough of a flavour for how they work to hopefully ignite a spark of interest to take back to work and start experimenting further with - in testing, but also in analysis, development and wider still.

About the Speakers

Tom Roden

Tom Roden is a software delivery consultant, coach and quality enthusiast, helping teams and people make the changes needed to successfully adapt to the changing demands of their environment.

He helps organisations make the necessary changes to focus on delivering business impact, driving ongoing improvement through refinement and experimentation around the way companies work, influenced by agile and lean principles.

Tom specialises in transformation, coaching, large-scale agile implementation and testing, from test management and strategy, to practitioner methods like specification by example, BDD and context driven testing.

He is author of the books 'Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve your Tests' and 'Fifty Quick Ideas to improve your Retrospectives'.


Sharath Byregowda

Sharath Byregowda is an experienced consultant with a deep passion for testing and quality, developed through various roles across different domains.

He seeks to understand the specifics of each situation, selecting practices that fit the context. He also likes to work closely with developers, testers and other business functions to reduce bottlenecks and improve collaboration.

As a practitioner, Sharath is compelled by questions around what makes good quality, how to mitigate product risks and how to design tests to provide fast, valuable information to answer these questions.

He is also the co-founder of Weekend Testing and blogs at testtotester.blogspot.co.uk.


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