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Tuesday, September 25 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Dishing it Out - Using the QCR Model to Serve Up Testing

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Money is tight all over, it always has been more famine than feast and it always will be. The hunger for quality is constant and insatiable but in software development "quality" is an intangible concept that is not always easy to measure or define. Testers find themselves constantly needing to find ways to justify an investment in testing to drive up quality. Unfortunately, while testers are very good at asking questions and seeing problems, they aren't always good at converting this information into a conversation with a concrete justifiable outcome. Far too often, the conversations will leave people a little raw, or schemes to increase quality come off a little half-baked. This is where the Quality Conversations Recipe or QCR (pronounced Quasar) Model comes into play. In this talk, the conversations that help convert stakeholders into engaged supporters for testing and quality will be reduced to enticing conversational recipes. These recipes will highlight the ingredients (data) that have to be gathered to build your conversation, the setup (environment and tools) that you have to have prepped in order to start, the preparation instructions (building your conversation) and of course the cooking instructions (presentation hints, wait time, follow-up, etc) in order to have a full-baked conversation. Recipes include, Mike's Metrics Marinara - choosing the right metrics, presented properly, to demonstrate real value, Technology and Tools Torte - how to talk about using tools such as automation and CI to up your game, and a Time Saving Tzatsiki Sauce - a real conversation piece about how improved quality saves time across the entire team.

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Mike Hrycyk

Director of Quality, PQA Testing
Mike Hrycyk - has been trapped in the world of quality since he first did user acceptance testing 20 years ago. He has survived all of the different levels and a wide spectrum of technologies and environments to become the quality dynamo that he is today. Mike believes in creating... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Essex Room