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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 2:15pm - 5:00pm
Agile Test & QA

Session-Based Exploratory Testing in Agile Projects

One of the challenges associated with testing agile projects is selecting test techniques that “fit” the dynamic nature of agile practices. How much functional and non-functional testing should you do? What is the appropriate mix of unit, integration, regression, and system testing? How do you balance these decisions in an environment that fosters continuous change and shifting priorities? Bob Galen has discovered that session-based exploratory testing (SBET) thrives in agile projects and supports risk-based testing throughout development. SBET excels at handling dynamic change while finding the more significant technical—and business value—defects. Join in and learn how to leverage SBET for test design and as an all-purpose agile testing technique. Bob explores the whole-team execution view that SBET fosters and demonstrates techniques for rolling out this technique across large-scale projects and teams.

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners

An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach based in Cary, NC, Bob Galen helps guide companies in their adoption of Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. Bob is a principal agile evangelist at Velocity Partners, a leading agile nearshore development partner; president of RGCG; and frequent speaker on software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership at conferences and professional groups. He is a Certified Scrum Coach, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an active member of the Agile and Scrum Alliances.

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