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Howard Deiner

BigVisible Solutions

A principal agile coach for BigVisible, Howard Deiner transforms organizations by working everywhere from boardrooms to the project rooms. Howard has a varied background spanning thirty-eight years in the industry with extensive domain knowledge in commercial software, aerospace, and financial services. He has played many of the roles in development, including developer, analyst, team lead, architect, and project manager. Howard has dabbled in the executive office and wears the battle scars of the dotcom revolution proudly. He has educated, mentored, and coached dozens of teams, making agile and lean principles come to life in many settings.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 2:15pm
Agile Test & QA
Pivoting Your Testers to Become Agile

Many organizations struggle with transforming from the old-style specialized silos of skills into agile teams with generalized specialists. Without this pivot, we get sub-optimal agile/Scrum environments. Howard Deiner describes what can go wrong when integrating testers properly into an agile organization and how to fix that. Without a proper agile mindset, an organization will “revert to form” and return to their old practices after a frustrating failure to adapt agile.