Slow Down to Speed Up – Leveraging Quality to Enable Productivity and Speed
Despite extensive uptake in Agile and more recently Lean approaches, many teams and organisations still struggle to achieve a required level of software quality. To maintain sustained productivity and speed we need to achieve a sufficient level of quality in our software. This is a presentation which briefly explores the relationship between quality, speed and productivity in the context of value driven delivery. It then highlights the real world mistakes being make by organisations and their agile teams in relation to quality and testing and suggest ways to improve.
Examples include issues with
• agile testing strategy and product risk,
• team competency,
• test automation,
• test design techniques,
• requirements (including non-functional),
• line management,
• planning for quality,
• use of the ‘Definition of Done’.