Show me the money! How to get the budget you want 


With competing demands, CEOs and VPs of Engineering often have to make tough decisions on where the budget is allocated. Like it or not, it’s rare that quality is top on their mind when they distribute the budget pie across engineering. Software engineering, DevOps, and SRE are often ahead in the queue.

For quality professionals, it can be frustrating. You’re dreams of improving quality start to face the cold reality of the day. But all is not lost! We can achieve some things. Today, I’m going to share how to get that budget. Well, at least some of it! I’ll also share some things to avoid doing, as I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way.

Join me, as I share my experience from working across multiple companies, and how I think I’ve finally managed to crack how to get the budget you want.


Anne-Marie excels at creating spaces where quality thrives. Anne-Marie is the director of quality engineering at CultureAmp, where her focus is on scaling quality. Standing her in good stead is her years of experience as Founder Chief QE at Testing Times and Head of Engineering at Tyro Payments. Anne-Marie‚Äôs technical background as an Electronics Engineer has enabled her to speak to both technical and product expertise. Anne-Marie is an international keynoter having spoken at multiple international conferences. She provides training and coaching on Exploratory Testing and Quality Coaching. She’s currently writing an online SAAS book on Quality Coaching. You can read more about her ideas on her blog annemariecharrett.com and/or catch some of her thoughts on Twitter at @charrett.

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