Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : What's Next for QA?

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

What's Next for QA?

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In today’s ever-evolving world of technology, how can QA teams continue to show value? QA isn't going away, but it is evolving again, and it's primed to continue to add value to companies that are willing to change. Derek Zell will outline how traditional compartmentalized roles are becoming a thing of the past and how to position your team (and yourself) to be an integral part of the latest technical evolution. He will cover what these new roles and functions could be, ways to evolve and grow as a tester, and how to pivot within a given skill set, all using real-world examples and case studies. Takeaways include a better sense of self, a lack of dread about the future of QA, questions to ask to find the right role for you, and, of course, snacks.

Derek Zell

Derek Zell has been in the QA field for the past twenty years in every role imaginable, from QA analyst to test automation consultant to leading QA and DevOps teams. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups and has built and managed teams from one to forty-five testers. Derek has an MBA with an emphasis in e-commerce from DePaul University and enjoys running Ironman triathlons (though not training for them) and spending time with his amazing wife and two daughters.