Gatekeeper to Enabler: 5 Steps to Make QA the Darling of Your Company with Erika Chestnut

For our twentieth session of TestBash Home 2021, @echestnut takes to the stage to explore the culture of quality in our organisations. Erika will share steps to help move from a gatekeeping mindset to an enabling one when it comes to quality.

We’ll use this Club thread to share resources mentioned during the session and answer any questions we don’t get to during the live session.

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Questions we didn’t get to

  1. Tristan Lombard> You’re incredible! Do you provide coaching and quality leadership consulting? Asking for a friend.

  2. Simon Prior> How do you get the wider business on board with this and build the Culture of Quality?

  3. Edward Basham> How do you go about getting a shared understanding of what quality is, when everyone has different ideas of what this is?

  4. Philippa Jennings> Any tips on the best approach to get agreement on the definition of quality for a department as a non manager?

  5. Simon Rigler> How many times have you seen The Neverending Story?

  6. John Buchholz> Sometimes we see that bugs raised by QA are often not seen by developers categorizing as environmental issues. Any thoughts what can we do?

  7. Simon Rigler> Does your refreshing take on Quality influence how you go about interviewing and hiring the right people as testers?

  8. Parveen Khan> Do you have any suggestion on building trust and influencing quality for someone who joins a new team during this virtual remote working era.

  9. João Proença> What quality metrics definitely DO NOT build your team up?

  10. Kevin Perren> This was very inspirational discussion of QA /Dev collaboration concepts. Do you have recommendations for resources or books to help implement these concepts?

Resources mentioned

(It’s currently streaming on HBO (pt 1 and 2). Also available on Amazon Prime. (Country dependent))