STG Glasgow 2012 – Gojko Adzic

Reinventing Software Quality

The needs to go faster to market and cut costs, dominating the industry lately, are significantly changing the landscape of software quality.

 Many pillars of successful quality strategies in the past are just slowing down delivery too much.

 To be competitive in the future, we have to switch from quality as a cost centre to quality as value-add, but for that we have to completely change the way we measure, assure and define quality.

 This is a talk for anyone serious about software delivery, regardless of the role in their process.


Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.

Gojko is the author of Specification by Example, Bridging the Communication Gap, Test Driven .NET Development with FitNesse and The Secret Ninja Cucumber Scrolls 

He is a frequent speaker at leading software development and testing conferences and runs the UK agile testing user group. 

Over the last twelve years, he has worked as a developer, architect, technical director and consultant on projects delivering financial and energy trading platforms, mobile positioning and e-commerce applications, online gaming and complex configuration management systems.