Lynn McKee is an independent consultant with 20 years experience in the software industry and a passion for helping organizations, teams and individuals deliver valuable software. Lynn is an advocate of the software quality management practices espoused by Jerry Weinberg and provides consulting on software management, leadership and testing. Lynn is active within the software testing community by speaking at conferences, writing articles, contributing to blogs and forums. She is also a co-founder of the Calgary Perspectives on Software Testing Workshop.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Half-Day Tutorial: Leading Business Testers

Tuesday, April 21: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Many projects engage the business to assist with testing the solution. Most often the business is engaged to take part in UAT. However, depending on the project and resource constraints you may find business folks tasked with being the “testers” from start to finish throughout development. Involving the business aka the customer is an incredibly important part of increasing project success. However, the challenge is these folks are not really testers and what need from them isn’t really testing. In this workshop, Lynn McKee will share a new perspective on involving the business and driving towards product acceptance. The hands on exercises will challenge your thinking and provide you with strategies to apply on your projects.

  • Understanding the importance of gathering product feedback vs. confirming if requirements have been met
  • Sharing approaches to engaging the business in product testing without expecting them to turn into testers
  • Learning strategies for influencing these changes change in your organization