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Julie Bouchard

Julie Bouchard
Sandia National Laboratories

Julie Bouchard has worked as a software engineer at Sandia National Laboratories since 1991. Most of her time has been on Verification and Validation (V&V) of software and Modeling & Simulation (M&S) systems. Recently Julie led the effort to develop V&V Navigator, a tool to assist in determining V&V methods that will provide confidence in M&S systems. Practical use of this tool led to efforts to integrate V&V with agile methods.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:30pm
Agile Test & QA
Integrate V&V within Scrum: How Does That Work?

Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for delivering business value. It is not a Verification and Validation (V&V) approach. So how do we merge Scrum and V&V when a product must be subjected to formal V&V activities? How do we plan V&V work, incorporating it into a Scrum roadmap and backlog? How do we execute the V&V plan while performing development activities? Julie Bouchard and Kathy Aragon briefly describe what V&V is—and what it isn’t. They introduce V&V Navigator, a Government-developed, web-based tool to aid in identifying candidate V&V activities. Julie and Kathy demonstrate the use of Navigator to plan activities and artifacts for V&V, show how to map V&V activities into a Scrum backlog, and explore how to bake V&V into epics and stories “done” criteria. Learn ways to integrate V&V within the Scrum development process—the same as we do testing activities.