UK _ New Voice Media

Shifting Left: Ten Top Tips for Testing before the code gets to the Test Environment.

Session type: 45 min talk

Session level: Intermediate

In the last ten years I have been witness to incredible changes in the testing role. When I first started testing had its place – it only happened after Development, when all the decisions had already been made. Now it’s an integral part of the entire System Development Lifecycle, and testers should be a vocal part of the entire process.

In this talk we’ll look at ten ways that testers can gain information, impart information, influence decisions, and improve the quality of the code and end product, earlier than ever before. These range from taking a leading part in story kick-offs, being involved in automation, and pairing and testing on the Developer’s machine.

Key take-aways:

  • Testers need to be vocal right from the very start of the SDLC.
  • Most bugs can be either prevented or found on the Developer’s machine.
  • The Test Environment should be the last place you see new functionality – not the first.

I have been in and around Testing for almost 20 years now, in a variety of roles, and a variety of industries. I have been Agile for about 11 of those years, and am a passionate advocate of the positive effect that it has had on the testing role.

In the little spare time I have, I like to write comedy, scare pigeons, worry about stuff, and get very annoyed about Brexit and Donald Trump.