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Rob Sabourin

Rob Sabourin, P. Eng., has more than thirty years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering, SQA, testing, management, and internationalization. Rob wrote I am a Bug!, the popular software testing children's book; works as an adjunct professor of software engineering at McGill University; and serves as the principle consultant (and president/janitor) of AmiBug.Com, Inc. Contact Rob at [email protected].

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Rob Sabourin: On Testing

Are you continually testing software the same old way? Do you need fresh ideas? Are your hum-drum tests not finding enough defects? Are your tests too slow for today’s fast-paced lifecycles? Then this workshop will help you spice things up, improve your testing, and get things done. Rob Sabourin outlines more than 150 different ways to test your software to quickly and efficiently expose relevant problems. Each is illustrated with custom artwork and explained with real world examples. Testing is examined from several perspectives—agile and otherwise.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Collaboration Techniques: Combining New Approaches with Ancient Wisdom

In our increasingly agile world, the new buzzword is collaboration—so easy to preach but difficult to do well. Testers are challenged to work directly, effectively, efficiently, and productively with customers, programmers, business analysts, writers, trainers, and pretty much everyone in the business value chain. Many points of collaboration exist: grooming stories with customers, sprint planning with team members, reviewing user interaction with customers, troubleshooting bugs with developers, whiteboarding with peers, and buddy checking.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 8:30am
Agile Tester Certification - IC Agile (2-day)
  • Discover how testing is implemented in different in agile environments
  • Learn about user stories and how to test them
  • Explore key agile testing practices—ATDD, BDD, TDD, and ET
  • Examine technical and team skills you need for success
  • Recognize the main agile testing challenges and how to address them

Agile software practices are being employed within many development organizations worldwide. More and more test teams and testers are participating in agile projects or are embedded within agile teams.