LIGHTNING TALK: Beyond Testers: Embedding Test Expertise in Modern Software Development Teams

  • The shifting landscape: Agile, DevOps, and CI/CD pipelines create the perception that dedicated testers are becoming obsolete, but this view is shortsighted.
  • The continued need for testing expertise: Integrating testing knowledge into the entire development process is crucial to avoid quality issues, technical debt, and customer dissatisfaction.
  • Practical integration strategies: CTOs need to upskill developers in testing, embed testing practices throughout the development lifecycle, and promote a culture of quality from the ground up.
  • Conclusion: Testing expertise is a fundamental team skill set and can’t be treated as an afterthought. CTOs must make strategic decisions to integrate quality assurance deeply into their processes.



Katja Obring
Day 2 - 16:00, Main Stage