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26 - 27 June 2014 in Prague

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Star Wars and Testing – avoiding the Top "Black holes" IT teams fall into

Ever since the explosion for testing in 1999, our specialism has had to fight many issues, from not being taken seriously to obtaining investment for automation. In 2014, we continue to address challenges from the IT industry and Business.

Comparing IT trends to Star Wars characters, Julie shares the top testing battles facing currently in the industry, why it exists and how much of a problem these challenges are for us. Finally she shares how we can win these battles once and for all!


Julie Gardiner, Redmind, Sweden

Julie GardinerJulie has over 20+ years experience in the IT industry including time spent as a developer, DBA, Project Manager, Head of Operations Management and Head of R&D. She has first hand experience in the roles of test analyst, test team leader, test consultant and test manager.

Her experience has been gained across a broad range of industries including financial, broadcasting, insurance, utilities, retail, web, telecoms and the public sector using various software development approaches from traditional to agile methodologies.

Julie now works as a Principal Consultant (Head of QA and Agile) for Redmind where she provides consultancy and training in all aspects of testing, management and agile, specialising in risk, agile, test management and usability. She is also a certified Scrum Master and agile coach.