What we’re about
#MidsTest is a meetup for software testers based in and around ("in and around" is relative, of course!) Midlands, UK
We're supported by The Ministry of Testing (MoT) which exists to advance the software testing industry in a fun, safe, professional and forward thinking way.
MoT meetups exist as a way to bring people together to talk and learn about good and authentic testing. We encourage everyone who is interested in making better software products to come along and participate.
Interested in doing a talk?
If you are interested in doing a talk at a future MidsTest event held at Sainsburys Ansty Park, Coventry - please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/e0fi9zpsFz
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- November 2023: Effective Test Reporting at all levelsSainsbury's Store Support Centre, Warwickshire
Sainsburys Store Support Centre,
Ansty Park, Unit 1, Draken Drive,
Coventry CV7 9RD
**Free parking is available at the venue.**
this location is not the one we used at Walsgrave - this is only a few minutes away on the other side of the M6 Island
About the talk:
#### Effective Reporting at all levels : Harnessing the Power of the Reporting Pyramid
Learn how to create test reports which build trust, show progress and indicate the products quality.
The more that testing happens, the more reports are created. We've all been there at one point or another, filing test reports away and wondering if anyone actually reads them. The primary reason that reports aren't read? Information overload. The consumer gets overwhelmed having to find and process key information. The result?
They just stop consuming it and confidence is lost. Often resulting in weekly status update meetings, so they feel like they're back in control again. To avoid this, I've identified the needs of the primary consumer of your report (aka customer). As a tester, you are well versed in getting to know your customer, thinking like them, empathising and making sure their needs are satisfied. So let's utilise that super power and put it to good use when creating reports. So what's this reporting pyramid all about? Surely we don't need another pyramid! You're right, we don't need two, let's ditch the other one.
The reporting pyramid shows you the level of detail you need to include in your report, based on the seniority of the consumer. From reporting defects to the dev team, all the way up to reporting on quality to stakeholders. Are there any other magic tricks involved? Yes. I'll show you how to use progress indicators and action items to slim line your reports and deliver key information effectively. Saving you and the consumer time and building trust.
About our speakers: Richard Hinton - Lead QAE at Mindera
About our sponsors: Xpertise Recruitment
The food and drink for the attendees will be kindly provided by our fabulous sponsor Richard Bailey from Xpertise Recruitment
Please arrive between 18:00 - 19:00 so that we can get you signed in with our Security Front Desk, and then escorted to our new Auditorium, where you can grab a tea or coffee, get settled and chat with everyone arriving.
After the talk there is the opportunity for all attendees to take part in 99 Second Talks, where they can use the time to trial a presentation they plan to give, ask for help to the community, share something they are passionate about, virtually anything they can think of.
Finally, there will be complimentary food/drinks (provided by our fabulous sponsor Xpertise Recruitment) and networking until roughly 21:00 (but you don't have to stay that late if you don't want to).
Hosted by: Sainsbury's Tech