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Michael Kelly


A partner at DeveloperTown, a venture development firm, Michael Kelly spends most of his time working with teams to deliver ridiculously high quality solutions faster than they could without rigorous testing practices. Michael regularly writes and speaks about topics on software testing, and is a contributing author of two books, How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing and 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success. He is a past director and president of the Association for Software Testing, a former hosted expert on, founder of, and cofounder of the Indianapolis Workshops on Software Testing.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:30am
What Executives Value in Testing

Professional testers and test managers are feeling the pressures of low-cost competition and tools that claim to replace them through automation. So, how can test teams add more value to their projects and organization? In a recent survey of executives and testers, Mike Kelly and Jeanette Thebeau found major disconnects between what executives and testers believe are most important to the business. They explore new insights into the risks and concerns executives perceive and what you should do differently.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:30am
Agile Testing
Working Testing Tasks into the Product Backlog

If you've worked on an agile project, delivering to production on a regular basis, then you've struggled with the challenge of fitting in all the big tasks—performance, security, usability, and compatibility testing. To make matters worse, over time it becomes more and more challenging just to fit in all the functional testing that needs to take place, and that's even with rigorous unit and acceptance test automation. So how do you fit all that testing into the backlog when it doesn't tie nicely to one specific feature?