Keynote: Anne-Marie Charrett

BIO: Anne-Marie Charrett makes quality visible in a language that a business can understand. As co-Founder of Testing Times, she excels at creating spaces where a quality infected culture can thrive. With 20 years experience in software delivery with roles ranging from testing software protocols, to Quality Engineering Consultant to Head of Engineering at Tyro Payments, Anne-Marie’s knowledge and skill has been truly tested.

You can read more about her ideas on her blog ( and catch some of her thoughts on twitter at @charrett.


KEYNOTE: Quality, Speed and Collaboration Walk into a bar… 

‘Quality is a team responsibility’.

We are told that when quality is owned collectively, as opposed to being gated by a tester it can improve overall quality. Teams begin to contribute to quality through testability, identifying design flaws in stories, and testing earlier in the delivery process.

But this only scratches the surface of what can be achieved.

If we think of software delivery as a journey to achieving desired business outcomes, quality is the GPS that points us in the right direction.

This talk looks at some ways to better understand quality, what it means to you, your team and business partners. It looks at ways to frame quality in terms of business outcomes to help us keep on the right track. It will show ways to visvisualizeality so everyone can see where we are on our journey.

Do I believe testers have a place in this future? Absolutely! In fact, I think the role of a tester is needed more now than ever but perhaps not in a way we have traditionally seen our roles.

A must for anyone moving to contemporary engineering approaches.