The OZWST 2014 theme has been determined…
Experiences in Acquiring a Sense of Risk:
Testing is about reporting the truth about a product. But that truth must speak to our clients concerns about risk. So how do we come to a sense of risk? This is a vital subject, because it not only relates to our ultimate mission, but also our prejudices which lead us to test more in one area than another. A sense of risk can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. There are no formulae that tell us how to judge risk. It is a heuristic and narrative process. We are interested in experience reports (ER) about large and small ways that you have done it. Does it emerge just from bugs? From reputation? From periods of time not finding bugs? A risk analysis exercise may also be acceptable instead of an experience report.
As previously updated, James Bach will be joining us in Brisbane as Content Owner, along with Richard Robinson as Facilitator. The final attendee list will be announced once it has been finalised.
Software Education have kindly offered the use of one of their training rooms which is sure to be a great location for some stellar debate!