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Tuesday, October 17 • 09:00 - 09:45
How Minimalism Helps Build High-Quality Products

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“Let’s get a new tool, it will solve our problem” – when I hear this, I cringe. I love tools, but a lot of times as humans we tend to overengineer, oversolutionize, and overcomplicate our situations with too quick solutioning. Do we even understand the problem well enough?

As a quality analyst, I often ask questions that may be uncomfortable: it’s much easier to try to add a band-aid on a wound than to reflect on how to prevent it altogether. However, it’s necessary. Do not despair, though, I have some good news! It’s… reasonably simple.

In this talk, I’ll share what thoughts we could take from minimalism, and apply them in the exciting tech world. I’ll remind you of some valuable techniques for better efficiency, and, hopefully, inspire you to simplify your work ways.

Key Takeaways

1. Tools are just helpers: they should not be the main actors in our work. As Agile Manifesto states, "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools" (we'll also refresh the Agile Manifesto ideas in this talk).
2. The '5 Whys' technique is very helpful to find the root causes of the issues.
3. Less is more: why that's a golden rule when it comes to tech as well.

The session will also be streamed online and included with the online conference ticket.

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Lina Zubyte

Independent Quality Consultant
Lina Zubyte is a passionate Quality Enthusiast who loves to ask questions, test, collaborate with diverse departments and investigate issues. Lina has worked in companies of different sizes (large multi-national companies and a startup), moved countries for work and had to adapt quickly... Read More →

Tuesday October 17, 2023 09:00 - 09:45 EDT