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Learn How to Test Before a Line of Code Has Been Written

99-Minute Workshop
with Dan Ashby

Testing is assessing quality, and quality isn’t just the “correctness” of the software. What's the quality of your ideas for software solutions? Or the quality of the artifacts you create to create the software from? Or the quality of the wireframes and designs of the software? How do you test to assess the quality of these things? Come along and learn how, and the value of doing this!

Dan Ashby
Director of Quality Services

What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Techniques to test before a line of code has been written
  • How to help your team be more proactive in building quality software
  • How information discovered from earlier testing can influence quality
  • Implement short feedback loops
  • How short feedback loops aid the refactoring of ideas and designs

About This 99-Minute Workshop

The role of a tester often solely relates to testing software. Actually, people often call themselves "software testers" too. But if we think of testing as assessing quality, and we think of quality beyond just relating to correctness from any expectations we have (i.e. how good something is, or the value or usefulness of something), then we can shine our testing skills on literally anything.

What's the quality of your shoes? Or what was the quality of the last conversation you had? Or in a software context, what's the quality of the idea of the software, or the designs of the software? Or what's the quality of the requirement artifacts that will be used to develop the software?

This workshop will not only give you the theory and an understanding of the value of testing these things before a line of code has even been written but will give you hands-on practical experience of actually doing this, growing your experience in testing these things beyond the software.


Pre-existing knowledge of Exploratory Testing is beneficial but not essential.

Your Speaker

Dan Ashby

Dan Ashby

Director of Quality Services

Proud father. Quality and Testing enthusiast, teacher, coach, mentor and servant leader. Director of Quality Services @ Ada Health. I blog at: and I'm a co-founder of the MoT Essentials (formerly the Software Testing Clinic). I love being involved in the testing community (and other communities)!