KEYNOTE: Stephen Janaway Bloom & Wild

BIO: Stephen is VP of Engineering for Bloom & Wild, the UK’s most loved online florist.

Over the last 16 years he’s worked in coaching, training and leadership positions in companies such as Nokia. Ericsson, Motorola and the YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, as well as advising a number of mobile and e-commerce companies on development, testing and delivery strategies. He written and presented many times about software development, testing and delivery, and is co-curator of the Testing In The Pub podcast.

Keynote: Check This – Test Automation, A Development Managers View

Test automation belongs to the testers and as testers we care about quality more than the rest of the development team do, right? It’s easy to think this. I know, I’ve been there, as a Tester and a Test Manager.

But 3 years ago I made a change. I started managing the whole development team. I started to see how the whole team should use test automation. I saw how we could get more efficient as a team when we all became responsible for quality.

This talk is about that journey.

  • How automation is a vital part of a good test strategy but it’s not a ‘testers thing’.
  • Why automation won’t rescue you from regression testing hell.
  • Ways in which development managers can ensure that the team own automation.
  • Why a good strategy smooths the flow of deliveries in a team.
  • How you should treat your automation code like production code.
  • Automation is just another way to ensure that a team can own quality. Remember that your one job as a tester is to help your team own quality.