Maja Schreiner

Test Manager, Swisscom - Zurich, Switzerland

    Maja Schreiner is a Test Master with strong theoretical and practical experience in software testing. Her interests include applying agile testing practices in everyday work, advocating for agile methodologies and coaching other testers and developers. Maja is a graduate engineer in information systems with 15 years of practical experience in professional software development and quality engineering. Before joining Swisscom, Maja worked as a Test Manager, Test Engineer and software engineer in the public administration, finance and health industry. Her heart goes for Agile. She’s been running the Agile Testing Meetup Zurich since 2 years where she presented on different testing topics many times.

    About her talk

    Continuous Delivery Using Crowdsourced Testing

    Often testing can be viewed as a barrier to implementing Continuous Delivery and DevOps, but it shouldn’t be. In this talk I’ll be sharing my experiences of how we crowd sourced testing, learned more about our customers and removed the “testing bottleneck” in our delivery process. I’ll be talking about the crowdsourcing platform we used, how we adjusted our approach over time and how we were able to greatly improve the quality of our products. This talk is the perfect introduction to crowdsourced testing. We’ll discuss the challenges you face, how to adjust your testing strategy, what to expect from crowdsourced testing, for what kind of tests it suited us the best and how to manage different platforms and tools.

    Through the session you will:

    • learn about our positive examples in doing testing;

    • get tips for choosing your crowdsourced testing strategy;

    • learn how to manage your different crowdsourced test cycles;

    • and get an overview of tools and platforms used on our projects.