Kristin will be presenting the following session
  • Kristin Jackvony

    Kristin Jackvony - Helping Your Whole Team Own Software Quality

    45 Mins

    In today’s Agile world, quality needs to be owned by the whole team, not just the software testers, in order to release quality software quickly.  In this presentation, I’ll discuss the key attributes of quality, the specific behaviors that are needed for those attributes, how software developers can get involved, and how the team can measure progress.

1. What got you started/interested in modern software development methods?

I first learned about Agile software development in 2012, when the startup I joined was just beginning to adopt the process.  I liked the idea of breaking down work into manageable chunks so that testing could happen throughout the development process.

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by the software product engineering community today?

I think teams still struggle with the idea that quality is everyone's responsibility.  While testers serve a very valuable purpose in uncovering issues, they are not the gatekeepers of quality.  

3. What do you think are the most exciting developments in software product engineering today?

I am very excited about the wide adoption of APIs and API testing.  Automated API testing is much faster and more reliable than automated UI testing, and I'm happy to see more testers adopting it.  

4. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

I'm excited about the initiative we've been working on at my company to help teams own quality, and I'd like to share the idea so other companies can try it as well.

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?

Participants will leave my session with ideas about how they can have conversations with their teams about quality, how they can define quality and quality behaviors, and how they can encourage everyone to participate in owning quality.  

6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

I'm interested in Hari Krishnan's presentation on "Performance Testing on your Local Machine".  Performance is very important with my company's application, and I'd love to be able to help our teams do local performance tests.    

7. Any personal remarks/message you want to share with the software community?

Quality is everyone's responsibility!