Track Talk Th14

Accelerating Quality with Tree-shaped Testing

Lalitkumar Bhamare

15:30-16:15 CEST Thursday 9th June

Despite technological innovations and modern delivery methodologies, organisations are still getting stuck with the triple constraint triangle. When it comes to picking any two from delivery speed, cost, and quality, the trade-off usually happens at the cost of quality. And what users usually get are products with ‘good enough’ quality, which does not always help.

Does this trade-off happen because organisations don’t care about quality, or don’t value it enough? I don’t think so. In my experience, this trade-off happens because they do not know how to deliver a great quality product, without having to spend extra time and money/resources to achieve that.

What does it have to do with testing, you may wonder? Well, sure, testers don’t directly assure quality. But, if testing is understood well, shaped well, done well, and utilised to its full potential, it can help create favourable conditions, and find information to influence quality. In fact, it can enable project teams to ship high-quality products at optimum speed. And what’s up with the Tree again? Right! That’s the “shape of testing” that has helped Lalit and his team to deliver quality products faster, without incurring extra costs. All the ingredients you need to make it happen are right there. You only have to know which tree they grow on.

Join Lalit in this talk as he shares the true story of his experiments, the framework he used, lessons learned, and how his team eventually succeeded with fast, affordable, and high-quality deliveries (and had a hearty laugh at the triple constraint triangle).

Who is this talk for? For anyone who cares about software quality, testing, and has some stakes in building software products.