TestCon Europe 2020


October 13-15

Vilnius and Online

Joel Montvelisky

Chief Solution Architect, Co-Founder & International Speaker

PractiTest, Israel


Joel Montvelisky is a Co-Founder and Chief Solution Architect at PractiTest.

He has been in testing and QA since 1997, working as a tester, QA Manager and Director, and a Consultant for companies in Israel, the US and the EU. Joel is also a blogger with the QA Intelligence Blog, and is constantly imparting webinars on a number of testing and Quality Related topics.

Joel is also the founder and Chair of the OnlineTestConf, and he is also the co-founder of the State of Testing survey and report. His latest project is the Testing 1on1 podcast with Rob Lambert, released earlier this year – https://qablog.practitest.com/podcast/.

Joel is also a conference speaker, presenting in various conferences and forums world wide.


Modern Testing – Let’s Focus More on Quality and Less on Testing

What value do we provide as testers? The short answer is that testing has no value in itself, testing is a service we provide to our teams so that our company can deliver value-adding products or services.

Today, due in part to the evolution of development practices and in part due to the adoption of new technologies, engineers who used to “only” test can now expand their value towards Quality Engineering in the broader sense of the word. This is the goal of Modern Testing as explained by Alan Page and Brent Jensen: “To Accelerate the Achievement of Shippable Quality”.

In this talk, Joel will briefly review the forces pushing forward the changes in the way we create and deliver products today. He will introduce (for those who have not heard about them before) the Modern Testing Principles. And he will review them to understand their challenges and breakthroughs!

Finally, Joel will review concrete ways in which we can apply these principles to our day-to-day work, starting tomorrow!

Learning Outcomes:
– Understand that the traditional role of the independent tester is coming to an end.
– Explain how the actual responsibility of the tester is expanding into the (new?) role of the Quality Engineer.
– Demonstrate that testing is not dying, but it will look very different and more professional in the 2020’s.
– Introduce and analyse of the Modern Testing Principles as defined by Alan Page and Brent Jensen (and one of the three).
– Apply MT to your day to day work.

Session Keywords
🔑 Modern Testing
🔑 Quality Engineering

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