Keynote 5

What the Hell Kind of Testing Is That?

Nancy Kelln

11:35-12:35 CEST Friday 10th June

Many organizations are not ready to accept the differences between exploratory testing and more traditional testing methods. As testers who have an exploratory approach to testing, it can be challenging to gain acceptance and buy-in from leadership. Often, people you are trying to sell to are left asking “What the hell kind of testing is that?” and not in a good way.

As an exploratory tester, Nancy Kelln has implemented exploratory testing concepts at various organizations over the past ten years. Her experience spans implementing these concepts as a tester, a test lead, and as a manager. She also has experience in selling exploratory testing to testing teams, management, senior leadership, and stakeholders across numerous IT organizations. During these implementations, she has experienced many successful and failed attempts.

Through stories from the trenches, she will examine the lessons learned when shifting testing to new methods, and share with attendees what worked, what didn’t, as well as how to recover when things go awry. If you are excited to leave this year’s conference with some new ideas but are wondering how to implement them, this high energy session will send you back to the office with the tools you need to help sell and shift your testing at work.