How testers can be a liability

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Ulrika Malmgren

Tester

Coach

(soon) Programmer

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Misconceptions about testers

and testing

You don't test quality in - you need to build it in

+ testing =

165 bugs in Jira

Testers break stuff

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Myth!

Testing is about

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understanding why, for whom and how

visualising what we know and what we're missing

performing actions to have more info

Programmers can't test their own code

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Myth!

Some programmers lack practice at testing 

More accurate:

How testers can be a liability

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Ulrika Malmgren

How to prevent testers from being a liability

Tester

Coach

(soon) Programmer

3 factors

which affect quality

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Quality of the conversations

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Temperature reading - Virginia Satir

http://stevenmsmith.com/ar-temperature-reading/

Measuring collective intelligence - MIT

http://cci.mit.edu/mciresearchpage.html

The five keys to a successful Google team  - Google

https://rework.withgoogle.com/blog/five-keys-to-a-successful-google-team/

Read more

So what?

How you communicate in your team is affecting how well you can perform

Ways of working

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User Story Map - Jeff Patton

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User Story Mapping

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User Story Mapping

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User Story Mapping

Scenarios 

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Given ...

When ...

Then  ...

Mind Maps

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So what?

How you understand the complexity, the goal and everyone's part in achieving it will impact your success

Techniques for identifying problems

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Reading tip! Elisabeth Hendrickson - Explore it!

Video time!

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Testing dojos

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San Francisco DePOT

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San Francisco DePOT

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Bug hunt with retrospective

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Experience report - Ulrika Malmgren

https://natooktesting.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/420/

So what?

Unit tests isn't testing

Find the bears

Practice, practice, practice

Testing quadrants and how they relate to our team

Definition of done

Definition of ready

Checked vs explored

Who are our stakeholders?

How can we test earlier?

Zero bug policy - book circle

Root cause analysis

Bug analysis

Mob testing

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3 factors which affect quality

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How to prevent testers from being a liability?

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Make sure every team member takes responsibility for quality

Testers

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Spread the knowledge about your craft

Contribute continuously

Programmers

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Test your own stuff

Focus and learn

All team members

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Don't frown on soft values and exercises

See testers as ambassadors for quality

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Raise the knowledge level of your team

Reflect on communication

Work with understanding

Sharpen your tools

How to prevent testers from being a liability

By Ulrika Malmgren

How to prevent testers from being a liability

@smashing conference 2016 - 2016-10-25 The video shown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4

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