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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Agile Testing

We’re Moving to Agile: What Are Our Testers Going to Do? NEW

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. Pradeepa also shares her ideas on how to manage defects, what to measure, and what to document. She concludes by describing what is NOT agile testing and debunks certain agile testing myths. Review these important basics and align your testing with concepts that may have been overlooked, forgotten, or misunderstood in your teams.

As a senior agile consultant and coach specializing in agile testing, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy is a self-proclaimed “agile passionista” who strongly believes in the agile principles used in transforming organizations to build superior quality products. Pradeepa has held many roles including developer, test specialist, and quality assurance and testing lead. She has worked with and led testing teams of various sizes and recognizes the benefits of agile testing to help teams effectively perform testing in parallel with development.

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