Testing is often viewed as a barrier to implementing Continuous Delivery and DevOps, but it shouldn’t be. In this talk I’ll be sharing my experiences of how we crowdsourced testing, learned more about our customers and removed the „testing bottleneck“ in our delivery process.
I’ll be talking about the crowdsourcing platform we used, how we adjusted our approach over time and how we were able to greatly improve the quality of our products.
What are you currently doing?
Right now, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and learning about tools, languages and frameworks I’ve never used before like Protractor and Typescript…
I hope soon I will be able to fully understand the UI automated tests our developers wrote so I can better argument what needs to be improved. 🙂
How was the last 12 months, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?
With the help of crowdsourced testing we were able to get very fast and good results and significantly improve the quality of our products. Also, the whole team approach while continuously testing was very successful. On the other side changing the context between different applications and components was sometimes time consuming. We like the idea of “product testing heroes” for different Scrum teams so that every tester can be better focused on testing the particular product. Through the regular exchanges in our Testing & QA chapter we foster the know-how transfer on different topics and skills.
What are your plans for this year?
We want to warm our customers‘ hearts with exciting new features and in my role (besides other hats I need to put on) I will certainly take care of some extensive beta user testing projects.
What will you be talking about at this event?
I will be giving a thorough introduction to crowdsourced testing, why and how we are doing it as a part of our overall agile testing strategy, explain the lessons learned and give an overview of tools and platforms used in our projects.
What inspired you to apply for a speaker spot at Swiss Testing Day?
I love conferences because that’s my favorite way of learning new things and exchanging experiences – through listening to the concise talks and workshops and meeting my peers as well. Also, I visited STD’s few times in the last years and this time wanted to present on a topic close to my latest continuous delivery and testing experiences.