By @SimonCocking great interview with MajaSchreiner  #Agile #Lean #Scrum #Software #Testing who is speaking at the Quest for Quality event in Dublin, October 4th and 5th. The event, hosted by Comtrade Digital Services, will examine software testing in the platform economy world. Buy tickets here.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

Right now I am taking care of the on-the-job training of two new testing apprentices who joined our DevOps project at the beginning of September and will be working with us for the next 6 months. They will be gaining theoretical and practical testing know-how and will also give their hand in our customer support process.

How was the last 12 months, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

With the help of crowdsourced testing we were able to get very fast and good results and significantly improve the quality of our products. Also, the whole team approach while continuously testing was very successful. On the other side changing the context between different applications was sometimes time consuming. We will soon introduce “product testing heros” for different Scrum teams in order for everyone in our testing team be better focused on testing the particular product.

What are your plans for the future?

I would like to work in the product owner role and apply my product knowledge and ideas in that direction. Also a very extensive beta user testing project is starting soon.

What will you be talking about at this event? 

I will be giving a thorough introduction to crowdsourced testing, why and how we are doing it as a part of our overall testing strategy, explain the lessons learned and give an overview of tools and platforms used in our projects.

What inspired you to attend it?

I love conferences because for me that’s the best way of learning new things – through listening to the concise talks and workshops and meeting your peers as well. I’ve heard lots of good things about Comtrade and the last years Quest for Quality conference and besides, I’ve never been to Dublin and am very much looking forward it.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

I follow different webinars from Techwell, Ministry of Testing, Agile testing days and read a bunch of blogs about agile methodology and testing. My favorite is ThoughtWorks blog.

How can people find out more about what you are working on?

You can follow me on Twitter  or through my blog: https://testmotion.wordpress.com/feed/

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

I run agile testing meetup in Zurich / Switzerland for more than 3 years,  and am always looking forward to getting help with organising our events. Also, if you feel you can contribute with an amazing talk even through Skype please get in touch.

Why and how testing itself does not improve quality, Finn Lorbeer, QUEST FOR QUALITY, OCTOBER 4TH – 5TH


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