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A Survey of the Modern QA Department

Robb Nicholas  |  QA Professional, Apptio

Location: Room 2004, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: QA Summit
Vault Recording: Video

This talk is targeted at small- to medium-sized game studios that have identified a need for quality assurance but don't know how to get started. Attendees will receive a general survey of the modern quality assurance department. The first half of the lecture covers what a QA department does, how it does it, and what tools are used. Special topics include how to test vision, audio and accelerometer-based interactions. The second half of the lecture addresses making your own QA department. It will cover how to scale to meet the needs, how to find the right people, dealing with dev and test interactions, and how to budget. There's only an hour, so we can't cover everything. But this sure will get you started.


Attendees should come away with an overview of the modern QA department, how QA works, what QA can offer in terms of increasing product quality, what it takes to bootstrap your own QA department, how to find and hire the right people, and how to budget for the overall cost.