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Erhan Menekşe

Expert Test Enginneer and QMIP
Siemens Turkey R&D Center


Menekse Erhan is an expert test automation engineer in Siemens Turkey R&D Center. Additionally, she is responsible for quality management at project. She has 11 years of experience in software world, her work life started with software development and continued with test automation and quality assurance roles. She was graduated from Computer Science programme at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, in 2008. She also got her Master of Computer Science degree from the same university. She started to work at a start-up company, Gordion. There she was working as C# developer for a web-based dictionary, called "Zargan". Also she implemented the code for a hospital information management system, called "Surp Pirgiç" as well as an admin site for web based system, called "Indesit". Then, she worked in Huawei company for 3 years as a Java developer. Currently she has been working for 6 years at Siemens Turkey as an expert test automation engineer in Mindsphere project. In addition, as Quality Management responsible in the project, she deals with test quality and process quality topics. She lives in Istanbul, she is married being a mom of 2 children. In her free time, she reads more about psychology, healt and food to become better parent to her children. She likes chatting with her husband and joining some events with her family.


Test Debt Reduction in QA Teams to Improve Software Testing Process


Similar to the "technical debt" concept in software development projects, several "test debts" were identified and some reduction/elimination methods were applied for them in regards to Siemens MindSphere QA project. There have been important improvements in both technical and process side. 

Key Takeaways from this talk: 

  • Similarities and differences between "technical debt" and "test debt" concepts. 
  • Introduction of several test debts in alignment with some fields in software testing process such as test design, test quality, manual testing, test automation, test life cycle, defect management, test team competence, test quality and testing tools. 
  • Examples of test debt reduction/elimination methods and solutions. 
  • Future extensions on the test debt concept and possible application areas.
Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)