There are so many ways that stakeholders and executives misunderstand, misdirect, and misuse testing, and it doesn’t seem we are making enough progress as a community to educate these key players in software development. In truth, we’re all ambassadors for testing and it’s our collective job to educate our colleagues and organizations about best utilizing testing as we increase our testing acumen and maturity ourselves. It’s unlikely we can learn all the lessons at once, but moving along a trajectory of greater maturity is a concerted effort enabled by the combined goals of education, enlightenment, and improvement.
Workshop attendees will collaborate and compile the biggest blockers to effective testing in their projects today related to stakeholder’s mandates, attitudes, and lack of knowledge. Dawn will lead the group in developing a “dialogue” to use in addressing these blockers with a goal of elevating each team and enable them to make better decisions about how to utilize testing on projects every day.