Description:

I believe that the evolving role of a tester is to advocate for and encourage the right testing to be done rather than performing the testing activity.

As a result of this belief, I have embarked on a journey from being a dedicated tester on a scrum team to a test coach advocating for quality and influencing test practices across an entire organisation.

In this session, I'll discuss the emotions, obstacles, successes and learning that I experienced during my journey so far. I'll also talk through the results of my efforts and provide advice for anyone looking to follow me on this journey.

Takeaways:

Attendees to this session will get an insight into the many challenges of taking on a test coaching role but also the potential rewards.

I hope the session will also provide helpful advice to anyone hoping to advocate for and encourage the right testing within their organisation.

The attendees will hear my story, the pitfalls I experienced, the things that worked and what I learned and I believe will come out with a better understanding of how to influence those around them to focus on delivering a quality product.