OZWST 2014 only a few days away…

OZWST 2014 is this weekend in sunny Brisbane, Australia (well, sunny in parts if you look at the forecast!).

The theme…

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.

The above is in reference to product risk. I.e. How do you come to understand if the product is good enough?

The attendees…

  • Richard Robinson (Facilitator)
  • James Bach (Content Owner)
  • David Greenlees (Logistics)
  • Angela Baird
  • Dean Mackenzie
  • Kim Engel
  • Alister Scott
  • Joey Corea
  • Anne-Marie Charrett
  • Sigge Birgisson
  • Margaret Dineen
  • Rita Manning

Thanks again to both Software Education (venue) and the AST (catering).

Sure to be a fabulous couple of days.

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