STAREAST 2022 Concurrent Session : My Testing is a Reflection of My Developer's Unit Testing


Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

My Testing is a Reflection of My Developer's Unit Testing


Having worked with many developers in my 25-year history in Quality Assurance, when I determine my test plan, I must consider the Unit Testing my Developer has completed. Given the request for speed and agility in testing, we must consider the level of testing and experience of our developer to best plan the depth of testing and the direction of the testing we must complete. Questions I must ask myself: Do I have prior knowledge of the developer's unit testing? Is a demo from development to QA part of our team's Agile Methodology? How clearly can the developer communicate her approach to Unit Testing? And, is my developer available during my working hours if I have questions? From the answers, I can determine my test approach. My confidence in my developer's Unit Testing can guide me in how quickly I can get into complex test scenarios. We will look at each question and understand how it impacts the test plan you prepare prior to receiving the new functionality or bug that needs to be tested. By understanding what the developer has done can focus your test approach and speed your time to completion.

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Lura Wolfe has 25 years of experience in Quality Assurance leading people and projects. Her background focuses on large conversions to new applications. She has experience in Health Care and Local Government applications. Lura has been a long-term consultant, and full-time employee, working to establish sound Quality Assurance test approaches. Her strength is in communicating the direction and expectations of software testing on both simple and complex applications. She loves to share her passion for QA with those in and out of the Quality Assurance team.