Quality Without QA - Alan Page
At TestBash 2016 in Philadelphia, Alan Page first shared his stories about Testing without Testers. Now, in 2020, Alan is back to talk about what he has been up to in his efforts to help teams reach their quality goals.
Since that day in Philly, Alan, along with Brent Jensen, developed the Modern Testing Principles to help document the way many software teams are building quality and customer happiness into their software development practices.
In this talk, Alan will share his stories, experience, new challenges he's facing in his quest to help teams balance quality and velocity - often without dedicated QA professionals - in his mission to help organizations accelerate the achievement of shippable quality.
What you’ll learn
By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:
- In this talk, Alan will share his stories, experience, new challenges he's facing in his quest to help teams balance quality and velocity.
Alan has been improving software quality since 1993 and currently leads an organization that includes software infrastructure, tools, documentation, and quality coaching. Previous to Unity, Alan spent 22 years at Microsoft working on projects spanning the company – including a two-year position as Microsoft’s Director of Test Excellence. Alan was the lead author of the book “How We Test Software at Microsoft”, contributed chapters for “Beautiful Testing”, and “Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation”. His latest ebook (which may or may not be updated soon) is a collection of essays on test automation called “The A Word: Under the Covers of Test Automation”, and is available on leanpub .