STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : All the Small Things: Reaching Finer Granularity on Quality Metrics


Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

All the Small Things: Reaching Finer Granularity on Quality Metrics

Quality is an ever-evolving topic. Each team and each project has its own methods, tools, and mindsets. Likewise, each project is at a unique place in its journey toward producing quality software. At first, it may be getting teams to pay attention to quality at all. Next, it might be adding more tools and reviewing metrics. Even when a team has reached its initial quality goals, is there still more that can be done to improve quality further? How can you create an impact on your team’s software quality, no matter what stage your project is at? It turns out that no matter where a project falls in the various stages of quality readiness, it can benefit from implementing a finer granularity of quality process. Working from real-life examples, Kimberly Janik will provide a quick reference guide to improving quality as your projects and teams progress, starting with a broad approach and working toward finer details in how we measure software quality.

Kimberly Janik

Kim Janik is a software quality engineer at Intel, advocating quality, process improvement, and teamwork. After years of being lead on her own teams, Kim now works with other teams to help them meet their quality goals. She received her M.S. degree in computer engineering from Portland State University. Kim credits her success to her passion for learning new things as well as her diverse background. Her varied roles have included ScrumMaster, quality champion, validation engineer, software engineer, hardware design engineer, computer science instructor, and zombie apocalypse survival instructor.