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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Half-day Tutorials

Testers in Value-Driven Product Development Prior Year Content

Even in many agile projects, testers stand aside while others set product and project goals and requirements (stories). These other people aren’t doing poor work but rather are often developing artifacts that are too easily misinterpreted. J.B. Rainsberger presents two value-driven development techniques that testers—who by their very nature are critical thinkers—can use to help the team figure out what to build, which parts to build first, and most importantly, what not to build at all. Learn a powerful modeling technique to reduce a long laundry list of stories down to a clear, high-level path toward a great product. Join J.B. to practice the art of “talking in examples,” which will help you work with product owners, analysts, and programmers to develop a clear picture of what to build. Don’t remain relegated to after-the-fact acceptance testing. Learn how to play a vital role in building the right thing the first time.

J.B. Rainsberger
J.B. Rainsberger, JBRAINS.CA

J.B. Rainsberger ( helps software companies better satisfy their customers and the businesses they support. Through the years, J.B. has learned how to write valuable software and how to overcome many of his social deficiencies. He has built a life that he enjoys—traveling the world, sharing what he's learned, and helping other people get more of what they want out of work and out of their lives. J.B. provides one-on-one consulting, which lets him help even more people get the advice they need without a large up-front investment. He lives in Atlantic Canada with his wife Sarah and two cats.

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