Categories Aside Software Testing Quality Advocates Post author By Alister Scott Post date November 12, 2020 1 Comment on Quality Advocates “What I’m seeing more and more of, is the test-always, or test-as-quality-accelerant – or maybe, with a nod to Atlassian, the quality-assistance school. In more and more teams, testers are taking on the role of quality assistant, quality coach, or quality experts. Rather than existing in a separate team, they are members of feature teams and take on the responsibility for ensuring that the entire team embraces a quality culture. Yes, they absolutely bring testing expertise to their product or feature area, and they test the product more than anyone else on the team; but they also help other developers write and improve their own testing and think a lot about the customer experience. Good developers are extremely capable of writing tests (including service monitoring and diagnostic tools) for their own code, but testing experts ensure that the end-to-end experience and other big picture items (e.g. load or perf) are covered as part of the daily work.Teams with testers like these typically do not have a release phase since they are (typically) releasing often or always.”Alan Page – April 2017 # Many years later I still think a small development team with a product owner and a single strong tester/quality advocate/paradev is the best way to produce software consistently and predictably. ← API “approval” testing using Jest → Homebrew on macOS Big Sur One reply on “Quality Advocates” […] Quality Advocates Written by: Alister Scott […] Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.