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Monday, August 6 • 10:45 - 12:00
Gamification of software testing - a bit of fun, or a valuable endeavour? (Nicola Sedgwick)

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Abstract:
You’re in a test team, you work on test projects and for your work you receive a wage and maybe bonuses, promotions and other benefits. So why gamify? Sometimes it’s just about bringing some new energy to a team or for a team bonding session. However, sometimes it's about needing to arrange gamification is useful for incentivising non-testing colleagues to feed back on new developments (anyone can have a valid point of view) as well as directing the efforts of outsourced teams.
This workshop will cover:
  • Current uses of gamification in the crowd-sourced testing world (15 mins)
  • [Exercise] Gamifying a testing mission(15 mins)
  • [Discussion] How to spot “gamers” and reduce any negative impact by supporting, thwarting, encouraging or utilising their skills (10 mins)
  • [Exercise] Gaming the system (15 mins)
  • [Discussion] Real life application of ideas and techniques (10 mins)
  • Wrap up & questions (10 mins)

Learning Outcomes:
  • 1. Testers have specialist skills but can utilise non-testers, or remote testers, to help with testing tasks
  • 2. Using non-testers, or remote testers, to help with testing requires careful planning, incentivisation and support
  • 3. Properly incentivised helpers can enhance and improve the testing process
  • 4. Framework that can be taken into the workplace and used to start gamifying straight away
  • 5. How non-testing colleagues are involved in testing activities they gain added respect for the work that testers do


Speakers
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Nicola Sedgwick

Mindful Leader, Coach & Team Glue, Culturli
An avid enthusiast of agile ways of working, Nicola loves the way technology can enhance and transform the world around us. Nicola is often found working with a product and coaching focus to ensure agile teams collaborate between themselves, and with stakeholders, in order to eliminate... Read More →


Monday August 6, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
Balboa/Mission Hills