Making the Case for Collaborative Test Case Development

Collaboration between quality analysts and developers enriches software’s quality in ways that increase its value to the end user and helps ship the release! Poor or non-existent collaboration between these departments bogs down development efforts, resulting in delays, blown budgets, and buggy releases. Throwing new builds “over the wall” is inefficient and can create a counter-productive “us vs. them” mentality between QA and developers. Creating test cases independently has unmistakable merit, but stopping there does the software a disservice. Quality analysts and developers working together create better test cases, a better work environment, and better software. Each team brings important talents to the table, and breaking down barriers between them through collaboration and knowledge sharing uncovers potential issues before they occur, increases testing coverage, and fosters an appreciation for each other’s contributions. Technology was intended to make our lives easier—but collaboration can make making technology easier.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how collaboration leads to better software
  • Determine the most valuable service each group can provide
  • Leverage the groups to make your life easier

PLAN/DESIGN
Location: Date: April 20, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm hs__Todd_Peak Todd Peak hs__Mike_Lipps Mike Lipps