Better Safe Than Sorry

Business agility is key as disruption of sectors and industries becomes the new normal. Earlier IT was a means to faster and cheaper production of products and services. Today IT is an integrated part of most products and services. Therefore, becoming agile at scale is vital but at the same time very challenging for most large organisations. Scaled Agile Framework(R) is one of the most popular frameworks used by enterprises to become more agile not just on team level but on all levels. SAFe(R) as a framework describes many good practices to build-in quality, but when it comes to the actual implementation in large organisations there is a need for better guidance for people in test departments who work like testers, test analysts, test coordinators, test managers to name a few. Before we let others decide how the future of testing will be, let’s disrupt it ourselves! In this talk Mette will challenge your perception of the classic roles as testing professionals and how the future might develop. She will share some of her experiences of implementing SAFe(R) and the new diversity we already face in our testing profession.

Mette Bruhn Pedersen

Mette Bruhn Pedersen

Mette has experience working in testing as a tester, test manager, test lead, and agile transformation coach primarily in the financial sector. She has both used traditional and agile approaches to testing on team level and company level. Since 2014 Mette has helped managers, QA & Test leads, agile teams and business stakeholders on their journey from a team based agile setup to a scaled setup. Following the SAFe(R) Implementation Roadmap and good practices Mette helps define value streams, launch and run Solution and Agile Release Trains. She also conducts training and coaches people on how to transition to new roles and responsibilities. Based on these experiences and discussions with peers, Mette has co-authored an eBook about Quality and Testing in Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises, which was published in April 2018. In her spare time Mette promotes software testing in Denmark and world-wide through her engagement in Danish Software Testing Board (DSTB) and ISTQB(R).