STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : Bridging the Gap with Developers Might Be Easier Than You Think


Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Bridging the Gap with Developers Might Be Easier Than You Think

Too often, technology teams are still operating with a barrier between the development and testing personnel. These teams should have the same mission: high-quality software that meets business objectives and is delivered on time, within budget. These barriers frequently seem insurmountable, but the reality may be that bringing developers and testers together is as simple as starting a conversation, sharing both the challenges they are striving to overcome and the victories they seek. Stephan Marceau will share the data and outcomes he has consolidated by observing more than 50 projects in the last year, where collocation, shared responsibility, and open channels of feedback have all helped to yield teams that perform at a high level while enjoying their work.

Stephan Marceau
Slalom Build

Stephan Marceau is a Quality Engineering Practice Director at Slalom. He has spent his 20-year career in consulting, with the last 12 years working in the quality assurance and testing domain. He currently leads an organization of 150+ quality engineers who excel at incorporating the core principles of quality into software projects. He has worked across industries, partnering with organizations large and small to help enable better software quality though a wide lens that includes agile principles, software engineering practices, and organizational culture.