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Thursday, June 27 • 15:15 - 16:00
The Danger of an Isolated QA

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The first and only QA in small startup, one QA in the team of ten developers, QA as a separate team or organization, QA who works in the same team in the same company for a long time. What is common between all of them? They all can be caught in isolation trap and lose their effectiveness and even bring harm to the project.

Isolation was always used as punishment, it increases risk of mental health issues, it is dangerous, but the issue of QA’s isolation is often overlooked. Not using test design techniques, inventing bicycles and missing obvious harmful bugs are only some of the problems that isolations can bring. We need to learn how to recognize isolation issues early and how to avoid isolation traps.

Session takeaways

Managers will learn:
  • How to recognize early signs of an isolation
  • How to keep QAs connected to the outside world
  • The most common isolation traps and how to avoid them.

Speakers
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Iryna Suprun

QA Architect at Xandr (USA)
Iryna started her career as a Software Engineer in 2004 in Ukraine where she was born. She received her Master’s degree in Computer Science in 2006 and in 2007 she began her first position as a Quality Analyst. She remained in QA, focussing on the telecom industry and testing real-time... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
Room 605 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

Attendees (25)