STAREAST 2024 Keynote : Quality Is Like Ogres


Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Quality Is Like Ogres

Ogres have layers. Quality has layers. We’ve seen this many times over in testing with the Testing Pyramid. However, whereas quality includes testing, it is not limited to testing. Quality layers build upon each other and provide information on the quality of not only our product but our processes. Each layer provides a different perspective on quality data so that informed decisions can be made. This helps drive continuous improvements of not only products but of our processes as well. Having a layered approach to quality helps build a culture of quality. When everyone has a clear understanding of the layers and how each person has an impact on quality then everyone involved with delivering software becomes responsible for delivering high-quality software. Join Janna as she discusses the different quality layers and how they can help improve quality at your organization.


Janna Loeffler has more than fifteen years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.