Huib Schoots, Quality Coach

Topic – Quality Acceleration: delivering quality software at speed

Abstract

All companies want fast delivery of high-quality software nowadays. Delivering quality software at speed is the new mantra for many. CIO’s are afraid of being behind the curve. Managers are afraid of losing money. So speed up and increase efficiency! But speeding up brings quite a lot of interesting challenges. Going faster without the proper “measures” will get an organisation in trouble pretty fast. It is like driving a Formula 1 car without knowing how to drive… Bill Gates once said: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Tools, robots, automation in testing, continuous integration/delivery promises remarkable acceleration in software development. The new kid on the block is AI and machine learning, that will definitely help speed things up or make some people redundant I hear people claim. What is really happening globally? How can you speed up without losing control?

Delivering successful (IT) products is much more than technology. In IT, skills in communication, collaboration and leadership define success. It requires human experience and technological integration. Before even thinking about technology, automation or building pipelines, some basics need to be in place to ensure success. This presentation brings you my lessons on how teams can accelerate and deliver quality software.

Quality Acceleration is dealing with risks effectively. It emerges from the sum of many things, among which are smooth processes, the right mindset, leadership, rapid learning and experimentation, fast feedback loops, diversity in thinking, people with excellent knowledge and skills, collaboration, common understanding and measuring if you are on the right track. Oh, and of course the “right technology”.

Top Takeaways:

  • How can we create quality software fast?
  • How can your team manage risks and value?
  • Learn about great collaboration in teams, new ways of working to create valuable software!

Speaker Bio

I’m Huib Schoots, nice to meet you. My personal mission is shaping better people and software quality by connecting, innovating, facilitating, coaching, enabling and teaching.

I’m fascinated by mindset, thinking, behaviour and collaboration. I’m active in many communities.

I’m a humanist, open, direct, creative, idea generator, result driven, humor, problem solver, curious, confronting, critical thinker, passionate and energetic, lifelong learner, entrepreneurial, analytic and continuous (world) improver.

I like hanging out with friends, trombone in a brass band, board & computer game, LEGO, photography, running, beer brewing, magic tricks, travelling and reading.

I work as an Accelerator, Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester and Scrum Master.

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