Isabel Evans

Freelancer (UK)

Independent quality and testing consultant Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in quality management and testing in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her quality management work focuses on encouraging IT teams and customers to work together via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups.

Transforming testing: how to build your transformation roadmap

Do you want to transform your testing? Of course, you do. Are you being asked to transform your testing? Of course, you are. Before you leap into a transformation project: Stop. Think. Do you know why you need to transform? Do you have goals? Do you know where you are headed and where you might end up? Who is the transformation for? Who should it benefit? As I lead you through some important questions about test transformation, together we’ll explore the range of answers you might need to consider. These will be different for each person in the room, so we’ll discuss what you need to consider, why using problem-solving tools can help, and the starting point for you to make your own transformation plan. It might be you personally that needs to change. It might be your team. Or, it might be your boss has demanded transformation and you can’t see why, or how, it is to happen. Join me to explore what transformation means for you and how you can approach it.