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Monday, April 27 • 10:00am - 10:45am
The Priority of Quality: A Rant.

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This might be a rant. We have a decades-long reputation of being un-empowered and under-represented in the executive decisions that require serious product quality risk and concerns. This is especially important for system performance. Performance is now prioritized appropriately to enable fast revenue growth and high conversion rates while ignoring long-term financial risk. Performance is often given a priority that's convenient to avoiding ethical or moral dilemmas and contradiction. This is probably a rant. The understanding of quality generally is often reduced to a technical function that can be accomplished with total automation and nearly zero human conscientiousness from those in the engineering best suited to contribute and bolster quality concerns. As such, this presentation is definitely a rant, but with a purpose. The objective of this talk is to help organize and support your efforts as testers and test leaders to ascend the corporate hierarchy with a message of import, a message of risk, a message of action and a message about quality that are being overlooked and ignored. Your knowledge, experience and advisement have value that most product owners, business analysts and executive managers probably don’t understand well enough to take action. I intend to help you get your resources in formation and design alliances to support your quest to put quality back in the minds of your executive leadership. This is a constructive rant to help you get prepared and take action on behalf of quality, your customers and society.”

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Mark Tomlinson

CEO and Founder, PerfBytes Podcast

Monday April 27, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EDT