Atomic Talk Title: You want to be efficient?
We want to be more efficient in our work, to save time and money, and to work with smaller, more agile teams, to be able to automate tasks and redeploy staff. But sometimes a drive to efficiency can be misguided. To illustrate this, Isabel replans the Euro2020 football competition to save time, money, resources, and players.
- Efficiency is important
- Efficiency is not the only factor we need to consider when improving
- If we don’t understand the goals and tasks that a team have, we may not focus efficiency correctly
- Effectiveness and customer experience are at least as important as efficiency
After more than 30 years in IT, on software industry projects, quality and testing practitioner Isabel Evans is now a part-time post-graduate student at the University of Malta. Her research focuses on human factors in test automation. Her interest in this topic arose from real-life experiences as a test manager, quality manager, and test consultant. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment, The Testing Practitioner, and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker and story-teller at software conferences worldwide, Isabel has chaired EuroSTAR (2019) and HUSTEF (2018), as well as presenting tutorials and keynotes at conferences worldwide. She is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society and received the 2017 EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award.
Isabel is currently working on research at the post-graduate level that focuses on human factors in test automation. She been researching into the experiences of testers with their test tools. She needs your help in the next stage of her research. She wants to find out – who is testing software and what tools do they need? Kindly fill out this form to help a tribe member! https://forms.gle/bQaXdFDNSbKCJifP8.