2i continues to set the world of testing on fire by bringing their Quality Assurance and Testing (QAT) Practice Model to the Scottish Testing Group conference on 22nd of June ’23. Conference attendees will be able to participate in an exciting workshop exercise that introduces the QAT Practice Model with the results being critiqued by industry leaders Janet Gregory, Sue Atkins, AJ MacKinnon and Nadia McKay.

The Scottish Testing Group was formed in 2002 with the aim of connecting testers and those working in quality across Scotland. Since then, STG’s remit has grown to include testers and quality professionals worldwide.

2i’s testing philosophy is that testing is a social endeavour requiring critical thinking with the primary goal to uncover information which provides insights into Risks, enabling stakeholders to make informed project and product decisions at the right time. The 2i QAT Practice helps achieve this as it is a centralised service function that provides quality assurance and testing practices, standardised processes, and key shared services to agile teams. It enables the industrialisation of standard QAT practices and procedures to increase the efficiency of development value streams.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Practice assures the quality of solutions and delivers on business outcomes. It is the glue at the heart of delivery with reach across all parties. The QAT Practice Model consist of Chapters of testers with each Chapter focusing on a different area of testing, while still ensuring collaboration across Chapters. Objective and Key Results (OKRs) are drawn from the company’s business objectives and taken on by the appropriate Chapter(s).

Within 2i the QAT Practice is at the heart of our Services function. The 8 functions of the QAT Practice are the 8 Chapters of the QAT function (see Figure 1). Each of the eight chapters contain a chapter lead and chapter members, and are overseen by the Head of QAT, Head of Engineering and Head of Consulting. The Head of QAT performs a role of Lead Product Owner for the QAT Practice.


Figure 1 – The 2i QAT Practice Model


For more insights into the QAT Practice model, join us at the Scottish Testing Group conference being held at The Place Hotel, Edinburgh, on June 22nd, get your tickets here: Charting Your Quality Journey Tickets, Thu 22 Jun 2023 at 13:00 | Eventbrite. If you can’t make that, email 2i at info@2itesting.com.