Risk or Fear: What Drives Your Testing with Jenna Charlton and 5 Year Birthday!

Motor City Software Testers
Motor City Software Testers
Public group

1500 Woodward Ave

1500 Woodward Ave · Detroit, MI

How to find us

4th floor at the Altimetrik Collider; Someone will be at the door to direct you!

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We have Jenna Charlton joining us again for a new talk, but we also have the Motor City Software Testers 5th Birthday Party! We'll have ice cream (vegan and gf options as well) to celebrate after the presentation!

Risk or Fear: What drives your testing? Many say they do risk-based testing, but walking the walk is showing to be more challenging than organizations realized. Teams are finding they end up testing “everything” which is counterproductive to a risk-based approach. The testing community must apply a truth telling question: What motivates your test coverage decisions? Fear or Risk?

Many teams are realizing after implementing a risk-based strategy, they continue to test from a place of fear as opposed to calculated risk. Others never reassess or renegotiate risk as their application matures.

As the application under test matures, so must your strategy. In this session we’ll discuss:

Discernment: Test decisions, what is your real motivator?
Embracing the concept, “What is good enough quality?”
Reassessing risk by integrating new data
How to overcome bias created by fear and previous failures

6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking
6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation
7:30pm - 8:00pm - BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! 5 YEARS!!!

Altimetrik Collider
1500 Woodward, 4th Floor, Detroit

Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

Jenna is a senior tester with over 8 years of experience. Jenna is passionate about risk based testing, servant leadership and ensuring the web is accessible to all. When not testing Jenna serves as a deacon at her church, attends pro wrestling events with her husband Bob, and caters to the 3 feline overlords that share her home.