Keynote Speech

Quality Archaeology: Learning From The Past To Understand The Present

In 2005, I unwittingly started on a career in software quality. Fifteen years later, I find myself alternately wondering why we are still falling into the same old patterns, and sometimes being proud of how far we have come.

Join me on this journey as I look at what is changed, what has not, and what recurring patterns I see after over 15 years in quality. I will look at what used to be impossible and is now standard, what still seems to cause us trouble, and I will even do some estimations about the future based on what the artefacts from the past tell us.

About Alex Schladebeck

Alex Schladebeck is a passionate tester and a consultant for quality and agility. She is head of quality and a CEO at BREDEX GmbH. She spends her time communicating with people! A typical week involves working with customers, teaching and coaching testers and developers about quality, being an agile leader, working on strategy and developing her team to fulfil their potential. Alex is a frequent speaker and keynote speaker at conferences about agility and quality from her experiences in projects and with customers. In 2018 she was awarded the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person award.