Visualizing Testability





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Published on Aug 12, 2015

"Visualizing Testability" by Maria Kedemo

The simplest way Maria Kedemo knows of describing testability is “How easy it is to test a specific product”. Low testability would be anything that slows you down or makes it harder to test. Frustrated testers might be a symptom of such. A high degree of testability helps not only testers, but everyone involved in the development of the product.

Through out her career as a test manager she has seen her fellow testers suffer daily from things affecting their testing negatively. Flaky test environments, buggy code, exclusion from relevant information, difficulties in creating test data and lack of knowledge in a specific domain were only a few of the problems.

The suffering was not the testers’ alone. It affected the project, the development teams and the organization. So Maria decided to make “Visualizing Testability” the mission for year 2014, thus moving testability forward to a common awareness and ownership.

Maria will share:
- Why she thinks testability is important.
- The problems lack of testability caused.
- How techniques used to visualise testability helped her team.
- How helping non-testing peers understand testability helped her team.

Speaker Bio:
Maria recently started a new career at House of Test teaching software testing at a vocational program. She has been working within software development for over 15 years in many different roles and industries. What she appreciates the most in each and every assignment she's had is the learning opportunities. She loves sharing her experiences and helping others to improve. Occasionally she shares her thoughts on https://mkedemo.wordpress.com/


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