Tu-Anh Walat

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Tu-Anh Walat is the Head of QA of an Investment Banking IT division at Credit Suisse and responsible for Test strategy, Quality and IT delivery. Prior to joining CS she worked at AOL Advertising Ireland as a Software QA Engineer. She enjoys spending time with her family especially playing puzzles and strategic games with her young son.

Talk: The evolving role of Testers in Agile teams : Into the Spotlight

This talk follows a testing team who leveraged Agile transformation to escape a challenging work environment where lack of trust fostered a blame culture and testers were being pushed to reactive behavior. During the transformation, the team broke the negative cycle and helped in nurturing an environment of trust and collaboration, enabling squads to reach a state where they could Release with confidence. Key success factors in this journey were investment in skills, a pro-active mindset to actively improve the release process, and building transparency across teams using actual data.