STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Get Involved Early: A Tester’s Experience with Requirements

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Get Involved Early: A Tester’s Experience with Requirements

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Although requirements provide valuable information that informs and shapes testing, sometimes the information provided is incomplete or unclear. Join Julie Lebo as she shares her experience with requirements engineering and how she has integrated her testing group into the requirement process. She believes testers are a valuable asset to the requirement process, and their involvement can improve quality in many ways including finding bugs earlier in the lifecycle, gaining a deeper understanding of their project and product, and writing tests that provide more value to the organization. Julie discusses the benefits she has experienced by moving QA to the left—earning higher credibility among her team, gaining more visibility for the testing team with stakeholders and organization, and creating better communication throughout all areas of the project. Leave with the ideas and steps to get your team involved early in the requirements process.

Applied Research Laboratories: University of Texas

Software engineer Julie Lebo has more than eight years of test engineering experience, which began when, as a student, she developed her interest in and appreciation for finding bugs and solving problems. After graduation, Julie became a software developer and quickly became the lead test engineer for a software development group at Northrop Grumman. Now a QA manager for the University of Texas, Julie works on a complex software project, where she has grown the software test program from the ground up. Passionate about testing, Julie aims to continue to expand her education and knowledge in this field.