Agile Dev East 2017 Concurrent Session : A Holistic Approach to Software Quality: Yes, You Can!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

A Holistic Approach to Software Quality: Yes, You Can!

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As software organizations grow, maintaining quality is vital. As digital transformation gains strength in the industry, both clients and IT demand increased delivery speed. Thus, traditional test methods are being challenged, and a paradigm shift is required that emphasizes testing and recognizes the need for expanded skill sets to meet this demand. However, quality is not all about testing. Niranjalee Rajaratne believes it is important to create a culture that supports a quality organization and understands the value it brings. She describes why we must choose and encourage processes that enable a proactive approach to quality management, do more than just test implemented code against a requirement in tick-box exercises, build quality into the delivery cycle, and lead the process of embedding quality into every step of software development—to help the team to take on a higher level of responsibility. Niranjalee shares stories, tips, and behaviors that can help you establish and build a reflective quality-focused organization.

Niranjalee Rajaratne
Third Bridge

Niranjalee Rajaratne is the head of QA at a London technology company, helping to build an organization to support innovative web product stability. She is a quality evangelist who has spent much of her career concentrating on testing and quality assurance to ensure it is seen as everyone’s responsibility. With a focus on quality, automation, and DevOps practices, Niranjalee is passionate about developing proactive approaches to quality management, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. With more than a decade of QA and testing experience, she is a frequent conference speaker and a member of the judging panel for the 2017 European Software Testing Awards.