Podcast Episode 36 – Culture of Quality

Welcome to another episode of the Testing Peers podcast. With this podcast, we have matched the age of our youngest Peer as the ripe old age of 36 (Can you guess who?) 🙂 In this episode we talk about a topic which all the peers are passionate about, and that is defining and creating a “Culture of Quality”.

Before starting the main topic, Russell asks the peers about Culture they may have experienced on holidays. Beaches, Hurricanes, whiskey and Planes which don’t smell too pleasant all got a mention…

We start the main topic by talking about what we mean by a Quality Culture and how everyone is invested in the outcomes around quality. We then talk about how we can go about helping to create that culture through given everyone something to focus on and aim towards, empowering everyone to have a voice regarding Quality.

Simon touches on the model he defined to help grow a culture of quality to show it is an iterative process from starting small and incrementing to more and more areas of the business. Honorable mentions to Rob Lambert, Leigh Rathbone and TestSphere for inspiring Simon’s story.

We talk through some of our own experiences and offer some tips on how you could make a start to drive that culture change.

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