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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Agile Test & QA

Agile Testing: It’s a Team Sport

Who is responsible for testing on agile teams? The answer is “Everybody”—and yet this is rarely the case. Often the testers write their test cases in isolation and execute them after development is finished. Developers write their code without talking to the testers except to understand how to reproduce the latest discovered defect. Product owners elaborate requirements in isolation and then hand them off to the team only to check back at the end of the sprint. Business analysts spend their time working on documents that have questionable usefulness. Join Cheezy Morgan as he paints a different picture. With the help of volunteers from the audience performing skits, Cheezy demonstrates practices that not only foster collaboration among all team members but also dramatically improve quality. These practices help teams achieve a better flow resulting in a more streamlined development effort. This new picture is a picture of teamwork and quality assurance.

Chief technology officer and a cofounder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since 2004 with a focus on the engineering practices. For the past three years Cheezy has experienced great success and recognition for his work focused on helping teams adopt Acceptance Test-driven Development using Cucumber. He has authored several popular Ruby gems used by software testers throughout the world, teaches Cucumber classes and workshops, and is the author of the book, Cucumber & Cheese: A Testers Workshop.

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