We examine applications. We exploit applications. We break applications. It’s no wonder tension exists between QA and the rest of the project team. We are pretty close to a project team’s own personal devil (horns, pitchfork, and always trying to make people do things they shouldn’t). We need to distance ourselves from that stereotypical image. Using our roles in Waterfall and Agile we determine the impact our activities can have on various project team members. We identify the possible negative impacts and the changes to implement that improve the relationship between project team members, while at the same time improving the quality of the applications we produce.

Join Bryan and learn how to use Quality Areas to improve interactions and the overall view of QA and its processes.


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Bryan Sebring is a Quality Assurance Professional with a passion for providing users with quality products and a strong commitment to the associates with whom he works. After spending 10 years of his career in retail and call center management, Bryan transitioned into IT, starting as a self-taught web developer and continuing on to his founding of the IT Quality Assurance Teams for both First Union National Bank eChannels and, more recently, the Georgia Department of Transportation. Bryan’s diverse background has given him a unique customer-driven perspective that allows him to look beyond the typical QA work scope to identify additional areas in which higher quality can be attained.