We often talk about testers as being technical or non-technical. In this talk, I describe some of the problems of doing this, by exploring all the risk domains of software development, not just the technical domains. I shop examples and case studies of digital products that are technically wonderful, but still fail to either add value, or indeed cause harm to users. I offer what we could use the words Technical and Non-Technical for instead of for people, and how people can describe their value and skills.
- Understand technical and non technical risks
- Gain an appreciation for some of the problems of describing people as technical or non-technical.