Deciding to use outsourced testing to alleviate some of the challenges facing businesses today still raises questions. What is the best way to incorporate outsourced testing into the client’s setting? One solution is to build a long-term relationship with a testing vendor to provide testing as a service. Representing the client and vendor perspectives respectively, Monica and Christin share their experiences in building a true partnership that allows both sides to grow together. This unique presentation provides rare insight from both the client and vendor viewpoint into how partnering around testing as a service has provided the flexibility and specialized expertise that various projects require, while also bringing additional value in terms of new ideas and influences. Join Monica and Christin as they recount where their joint journey has taken them so far, discussing not only the challenges and obstacles, but also the unexpected benefits and pleasant surprises.
Speakers: Christin Wiedemann, PhD, PQA; Monica Magri, BCLC
After finishing her PhD in Physics at Stockholm University, Christin Wiedemann began working as a software developer. Christin soon discovered that software testing was more challenging and joined the Swedish testing company AddQ Consulting. There, she worked as a tester, test lead and trainer, giving courses on agile testing, test design and exploratory testing throughout Europe. Christin developed a course on exploratory testing and is a co-creator of the exploratory testing approach xBTM. In late 2011, Christin moved to Vancouver, where she joined Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) Ltd. In her roles as tester, test lead, trainer and speaker, Christin uses her scientific background and pedagogic abilities to continually develop her own skills and those of others.
Monica Magri has gone from the role of developer in the Swiss banking and insurance sectors to her current role of QA manager at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in Kamloops, Canada, where she is responsible for the testing of all gaming solutions and supporting systems. Over the years, Monica has also helped several start-ups in both Switzerland and Canada to build their test organizations. Rapidly varying business demands require her to manage a flexible team that dynamically grows to three times its size through partnerships with solution vendors. Having worked both as a provider and consumer of software solutions, Monica knows there are common challenges that are best faced with collaboration.