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Is Quality The Bottleneck?

Fd80f9c58b06270d42356dd77a32defa?s=47 Jim Holmes
February 17, 2021

Is Quality The Bottleneck?

Webinar for Telerik by Progress.

This is *NOT* a technical or product talk; it's a general talk.

Discusses ways Quality/Testing is perceived (rightly or wrongly) as a bottleneck to shipping software. Walks through a number of ways to address helping individuals, teams, and organizations improve how quality efforts can reduce waste and increase value.

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Jim Holmes

February 17, 2021
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  1. Is Quality The Bottleneck? The Role of Testing in the

    Modern Dev Cycle Presenter: Jim Holmes
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. I’m Jim I test I coach I fail (lots) I learn
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. “Easy”
  4. Takeaways for you

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    All rights reserved. What are one or two things you could look at differently in how your team/organization ships software?
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Survey 1: Challenges for Quality
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. What’s Changing in Quality?
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Economic Pressure Digital Experience (DX) Individual Value
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Quality Related Costs and Bottlenecks Economic Pressures High rework High support effort Loss of sales, reputation More collaboration Earlier collaboration Clearer risk/value
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. New Focus on Enabling Users Digital Experience (DX) LOTS of early work with users Journey mapping Interviews Workshops Earlier collaboration Far better user proxies Less confusion late in cycle!
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. New Areas to Help Team & Organization Individual Value Bias IoT (not just the buzzword) Big Data Understand modeling Dive into the domains/industries
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Survey 2: What Software Failures are You Seeing?
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. What’s The Same in Quality?
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Setting Expectations Stakeholder Engagement Building Skills and Roles
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Human Communication Is Hard Setting Expectations “Test Everything!” “Automate all test cases” “How long to test?” “What’s most important?” Better clarity for risk/value Avoid low-value edge cases
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Testers do NOT “Assure Quality” Engaging Stakeholders Releasing unknowns Quality viewed as a cost center Act as an “information broker”, not a gatekeeper Understand priorities Know “Why”
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. “What decisions do you need to make? What information do you need to make them?”
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Focus on Fundamentals First Skills and Roles Test Case Management pain Long regression cycles Testing late in sprint or N+1 Collaboration Risk/value Stop writing test cases and do more testing
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Survey 3: Planning for Test Automation?
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Leveraging Automation
  21. Automation will not fix your bottlenecks Alone

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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Automate the Right Things Automate Well Automate in the Sprint
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. (Focusing on UI Automation)
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Build Great Coverage Automate the Right Things Lots of low value tests Lots of duplication Slow tests Workflows versus features Know what devs test Build support frameworks
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Build Stable, High-Quality Tests Automate Well Scripts need maintenance Scripts are flakey Scripts don’t give good info Tests are production code Build together with devs Carefully choose scripts
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. “Done” Means Automated Automate in Sprint Feedback comes long after dev Fixing errors takes longer Get testing in Definition of Done Even MORE collaboration Scaffold scripts at start
  27. Testing and Quality should NOT be a bottleneck

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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Focus on Value Focus on Risk Improve Value Improve Collaboration
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    All rights reserved. Follow ups: 0) Email with Recording 1) Blogpost
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    affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. © 2017 Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. All rights reserved. Thank You!
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