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Agile Testing


MD Seven Keys to Navigating Your Agile Testing Transition NEW
Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:30am

So you’ve “gone agile” and have been relatively successful for a year or so. But how do you know how well you’re really doing? And how do you continuously improve your practices? When things get rocky, how do you handle the challenges without reverting to old habits? You realize that the path to high-performance agile testing isn’t easy or quick. It also helps to have a guide. So consider this workshop your guide to ongoing, improved, and sustained high-performance. Join seasoned agile testing coach Bob Galen as he share lessons from his most successful agile testing transitions.

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MJ Team Leadership: Telling Your Testing Stories NEW
Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:00pm

It used to be that your work and results spoke for themselves. No longer is that the case. Today you need to be a better collaborator, communicator, and facilitator so that you focus your teams on delivering value. Join Bob Galen to explore the power of the story, one of the most effective communication paradigms. You can tell stories that create powerful collaboration. You can tell stories that communicate product requirements and customer needs. You can tell stories that inspire teams to deliver results.

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Concurrent Sessions

T3 We’re Moving to Agile: What Are Our Testers Going to Do? NEW
Pradeepa Narayanaswamy , Centare
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:30am

As more and more organizations transition to agile, many still do not understand how testing fits into agile teams. Does it simply mean placing a tester on every team? Or does it mean doing away with the role of testers? Pradeepa Narayanaswamy explains the importance of working in cross-functional teams that integrate development and testing. Pradeepa shares her insights into the keys of agile testing including understanding the agile testing mindset and goals. She discusses the responsibilities of a tester in an agile team and describes the diverse skill sets required in those teams.

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T7 A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners NEW
Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:45pm

The role of the Product Owner in Scrum is only vaguely defined—owning the Product Backlog and representing the “customer.” In many organizations, Product Owners go it alone, trying their best to represent business needs to their teams.

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