Ronald Cummings-John has spent years building companies and writing software. After selling his first startup, he’s now scaling up Global App Testing – a VC backed crowdsourced testing platform with over 20,000 professional testers globally, which was selected as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United Kingdom.
Ronald Cummings-John is also the author of the definitive book on testing, Leading Quality: What QAOps teaches you about delivering great software and accelerating growth. His passion for quality assurance (QA) has sent him around the world working with the top QA and product teams from companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, King.com, Spotify, Dropbox and many more.
Leading Quality: Lessons learnt about delivering great software from the fastest growing tech companies in the world
Companies can no longer think about quality in the traditional sense – the days of relying on testers to be the gatekeepers of a release and own “quality” are over. Adopting a culture that embraces quality is what allows organisations to develop better quality products, achieve alignment between teams and deliver world-class customer experiences. In this talk, we share the traits of high-performing teams and insights from working with and interviewing the fastest growing app companies in the world like Facebook, Snapchat, Google, Spotify and more.
This talk will cover three key themes:
♦ How internalising quality led to these companies building better products
♦ What modern testing strategies they adopted and the decisions they made across their infrastructure to accelerate their development speed
♦ How they connected testing activities to the metrics that matter and drove business growth