Thanks to everyone who attended, exhibited or spoke at Quality Jam London 2018 at The Brewery earlier this month! We’ve published all of the Quality Jam London sessions on our resources page so you can watch the sessions anytime.
Sessions at the software testing conference included some great customer stories, from Office Depot’s agile transformation to Dutch Railways’ plan for a successful agile test management tool rollout. Catch the highlights and hear what attendees had to say about the event in our recap video:
Quality Jam London 2018 Highlights Video
Attendees told us they appreciated a conference solely focused on the tester — with educational content ranging from technical tips and best practices, to leadership and soft skills development, to opportunities to hear from testing peers and QA leaders at large organizations.
A few key themes emerged at the one-day conference:
Testers make great leaders: They’re naturally inquisitive, curious and driven — overlooked but critical traits of the world’s best leaders. Watch Adam Satterfield’s presentation, “Effective Quality Leadership,” to learn more.
In the QA industry, change is the only constant: According to Thomas Stocker, who spoke in the product keynote, “In a world where change is the only constant, it’s critical for you and it’s critical for testing to keep pace with the change.” That’s why the recent merger between QASymphony and Tricentis was “a natural move,” Stocker said. He and Elise Carmichael, VP of Product Strategy for qTest, shared their joint plans to create the industry’s most modern testing platform.
Learning from peers at other organizations is invaluable: The session room was packed when testing leaders from Office Depot, DVT, Dutch Railways and other organizations took the stage to share how they’re using qTest, what else is in their tool stack, how they managed to modernize testing and the challenges they still face. Even in one-to-one conversations during the happy hour, it was clear what’s most valuable about these types of events: meeting, learning from, and commiserating with your peers.