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Friday, April 21 • 09:25 - 10:10
Zero Bugs: State of the Practice (Stephen Vance)

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Create software with Zero Bugs! Is that your reality? Why or why not?
We've heard the mantra, an extension of the Zero Defects movement introduced in manufacturing in the 60s. Is it achievable? How do you achieve it? What does it mean? What challenges do you run into? Are they technical, people, or organizational issues? All of the above? The reasons probably go deeper than you realize.
This talk will look at all aspects of what it takes to adopt and deliver on a Zero Bugs promise. We'll cover a wide range of technical approaches, along with some opinions on their effectiveness and applicability. We'll talk about the people issues from whether people believe it's possible to overcoming the obstacles in applying it. Finally, we'll talk about some of the organizational, habitual, and structural issues that complicate its pursuit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • * What does it mean to have Zero Bugs?
  • * What techniques can I use in pursuit of Zero Bugs and what are some of their pros and cons?
  • * What gets in the way of Zero Bugs and how can we address them?


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Stephen Vance

Software Engineer, Project Longreen
Stephen Vance (@StephenRVance, vance.com) has served in most roles in the software product development process across a wide range of industries and technologies. For the last several years, he has focused on coaching teams in Lean and Agile approaches to development and testing as... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 09:25 - 10:10 EDT