Tips to Improve Collaboration Between Testers and Developers | Franziska Sauerwein & Maaret Pyhäjärvi
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Tips to Improve Collaboration Between Testers and Developers
Maaret Pyhäjärvi & Franziska Sauerwein
The history of testers and developers working together is a bumpy road. Throughout the evolution of software development, testers have struggled to be treated as equals and developers have lacked the understanding of why they should care. Yet some teams do it well - both roles have a good experience and the resulting software benefits from the different perspectives. In this talk, we share some practical tips on how to improve this in your team.
Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a software professional with testing emphasis. She identifies as an empirical technologist, a tester and a programmer, a catalyst for improvement and a speaker. Her day job is working with a software product development team as a hands-on testing specialist. On the side, she teaches exploratory testing and makes a point of adding new, relevant feedback for test-automation heavy projects through skilled exploratory testing. In addition to being a tester and a teacher, she is a serial volunteer for different non-profits driving forward the state of software development. She was recently awarded as Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016. She blogs regularly at http://visible-quality.blogspot.fi and is the author of Mob Programming Guidebook.