STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Where Did My Testers Go? Test Management on Agile Projects

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Where Did My Testers Go? Test Management on Agile Projects

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Substantial confusion exists about the roles and responsibilities of test managers in an agile software development process. Agile seeks to streamline project management and leadership under the role of a ScrumMaster. So, what does this mean for test managers? How do they stay involved in the process? What role do they fill? Is it possible that test managers are no longer needed? Join Jeffery Payne for a collaborative dialog on the challenges test managers face in an agile model. Learn the pros and cons of a variety of test management models he has seen used by organizations that have adopted agile. Discover how to best position yourself within the agile model to add value and continue to support your test teams. Take back practical knowledge on how test management is done within agile projects and what your options are—regardless of which test management model your organization chooses. Leave with valuable next-steps for raising this issue with management and getting your new role established.

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and recognized by Inc. magazine in 2012 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was chairman of the board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. He has published more than thirty papers on software development and testing, and testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber terrorism, and software quality.