People & Teams
What influence does the "human factor" have in the projects? How can rapid induction and continuous learning "on the job" succeed? When and where do certification programmes help? How do we organise remote work in virtual teams? How can conflicts be recognised and resolved? What is the optimal mix in the team? Do we need more specialists or more generalists in our teams?
Processes & Workflows
What new requirements and tasks are emerging? Which of our approaches are sustainable or promote sustainable system design? Which workflows promote or hinder the sustainable achievement of project goals? Are standards (e.g. ISO-9000 or ISO-27011) and processes and audits based on these standards still a help or rather a hindrance? Which measures for "early testing" (shift-left) are used and with what success? Does the idea of "test in production" work, or do the feared disasters result here?
Automation & Tools
Which methods and tools are used to design, generate or select tests and test data? Which methods and tools are used for test automation? How do these approaches work and how do effort and benefit relate to each other? Can AI contribute to more productivity and sustainability, e.g. through AI-supported selection or generation of test cases? What experience has been gained with Test-Driven Development (TDD, BDD, ATDD etc.)? Is the step towards "Continuous Deployment" or "Continuous Delivery" successful?
Systems under Test
To what extent have the products to be developed changed in recent years? What technological leaps have had to be overcome? Which new or improved methods are used to secure new technologies (e.g. cloud, AI/ML, blockchains)? Which quality characteristics are in focus? How are non-functional requirements (e.g. regarding user experience or security) secured? How do we find the balance between quality, risk and time-to-market?