Interview with Elisabeth Hocke

Interview with Elisabeth Hocke

Q. Could you briefly introduce yourself?

My name is Lisi and my Twitter bio says I’m an agile tester, sociotechnical symmathecist, team glue, volleyball player, and game lover which puts it in a nutshell. I’m especially interested in testing, learning and collaboration in agile environments.


Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

My talk is about my personal experience as a tester working at FlixBus. I joined the company nearly three years ago as the second tester overall and found a great place to be. We have faced lots of challenges, have driven lots of improvements, are still doing lots of experiments and learned lots from that. In this talk I will share our insights from a tester’s perspective so others can benefit from our experience.


Q: What do you think could be the main gain for participants in your session?

The main gain is to learn what we tried and what worked in our context to get inspired to drive improvements yourself.


Q: Can you give some advice to teams/organisations that are transitioning to agile?

My general advice would be to do many small experiments or probes and to learn from them so you can continuously improve anything that could use improvement. Many people out there tried lots of things where you can get inspiration from, still, you have to try it in your context and see what works for you. Stay open and stay curious!

Nikos Batsios