David Evans is an experienced agile consultant, coach and trainer with over 25 years of IT experience. A thought-leader in the field of agile quality, he has provided training and consultancy for clients worldwide. An in-demand speaker at events and conferences across Europe, David was voted Best Keynote Speaker at Agile Testing Days 2013. He is co-author of the best-selling books “50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories” and “50 Quick Ideas to improve Your Tests”, was a contributor to the book “More Agile Testing”, and has also had several papers published in international IT journals. He currently lives and works in the UK, where he is a partner in Neuri Consulting LLP.
Topic: “Visualising Quality”
We think we know what we mean when we talk about quality. We try to assess it, improve it, safeguard it. To do so we devise ways to measure it, or at least to measure approximations and indicators of it. We try to quantify quality, so we resort to quantitative measures of qualitative goals.
In this talk, we will explore new ways of visualising the information we report about quality. Visualisation helps stakeholders to intuitively discern good quality from bad quality, for teams to quickly detect when they are improving or degrading it, and for testers to easily highlight the good and bad areas of our products. We will look at the way human beings process modern information with old-fashioned hardware, and devise strategies to represent the multi-faceted aspects of software quality in ways that work with, not against, our visually-biased brains.