Daring to Provide More Value Than Simply Testing

Many testers believe their jobs is to test. That is that the value they provide to their organizations is in the area of executing test cases and reporting the issues they find when do it.

In a sense that is correct, this is one of the objectives, but in today’s world of software development and services the value we provide to our teams can be more than this, and in the future testers who limit themselves to report issues will find it hard to continue to be employed.

I want to explore the additional value we can and should provide around the areas of quality enablement, monitoring of systems and functionality post product release, serving as customer representatives within the organization, and more.

This submission forms part of Tuesday’s conversation track.