How We Created Delivery Teams Focused on Quality – Stuart Wright

How We Created Delivery Teams Focused on Quality – Stuart Wright


Our company started the same way as most, a small room of engineers with no dedicated testing. Now it’s Scotland’s leading mobile consultancy that prides itself on the high quality of its apps with some of the lowest crash rates in the business.

But this didn’t happen overnight.

This is a case study (really more of a story) talking about how we managed to create cross functional delivery teams that are focused on quality and the processes in place to support them.

During the presentation I’ll talk about:

  • How the Quality Assurance dept. was created and how we sourced the best test analysts for the teams.
  • How we refined our processes over the years in the face of a rapidly expanding company and ever changing mobile technology to maintain focus on product quality.
  • How we ensured the test analysts are viewed as peers on the delivery teams and are involved at every stage in the project.
  • How we measure our success and how we plan to push forward the belief that quality is owned by everyone, not just the test analyst.


Stuart is the head of Quality Assurance for Kotikan, a mobile app consultancy based in Edinburgh that counts $billion valued companies Skyscanner and FanDuel amongst it’s clients. Stuart has been in testing for six years, drawn in by the glitz and glamour of games testing before making the shift to mobile apps.