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  • Create Test Strategies Based On Business Needs
    Jesper Ottosen
    99 Minute Workshop

    Create Test Strategies Based On Business Needs


    99 Minute Workshop


    A test strategy that is based on business purpose and needs is fundamental - but often where we stumble. We get caught up in testing terminology, test techniques and tooling – that we forget to align with the needs and goals of the business we are inside.

    Stakeholders, senior management and business needs can be hard to read. I know, I've fallen into that trap many times. One way to understand management is by understanding that they have to both
    respond to a rapidly changing competitive landscape
    provide stable, reliable and secure services

    Let's use this opportunity to apply a lightweight visual model of business needs and the corresponding IT architecture. Join me in creating maps that allow us to read the business strategy. It will be a map that allows you to link the business you are in with the test strategy at hand.

    By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

    • Visualizing your system landscape
    • Understanding trends and patterns in your landscape
    • Reflect on the needs of your senior management
    • Relate testing activities to business needs

    So if you are a principal tester, test manager, managers of testers, coaches, leads or similarly needing to design a test strategy that aligns with business challenges, then this workshop is especially for you.


    Jesper Ottosen
    Jesper Ottosen
    Senior Advisory Consultant
    Jesper primarily works with programs and projects that change the IT landscape of the organization, either by transitioning complete IT services or by transforming the IT solutions for the business to more up-to-date approaches and technologies. Jesper believes that aligning the business drivers and management needs is key to establishing a relevant test strategy. Jesper has recently used Wardley mapping to understand the business needs. He has found it key to create test activities that support organizational needs and business goals to scale. In addition, he has authored multiple leadership resources to help professionals see how making test strategy visible can deepen understanding of the ever-evolving systems landscape.

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