Title: The Lone Tester In an Agile World
Speaker: Michael Larsen,
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PT
Agile teams are often more self organizing, and the idea of a dedicated test team is seen as an anachronism. There are certainly roles and room for testers, but they will not be operating in the same manner or with the same goals and a dedicated team in a traditional "command and control" environment. In this talk, I will share some of the challenges and opportunities that testers face when they are the single tester embedded into an Agile team. Working through story estimations, understanding the story development process, managing test strategies within the story process, and testing in a test driven development world (what does that mean anyway?).
About Michael Larsen
Michael Larsen is a Lone Tester in an Agile environment over at Sidereel, which is a division of Rovi Corporation. He is a Black Belt in the Miagi-do School of Software Testing, and a director with the Association for Software Testing. Michael has spent twenty years working with a variety of companies and areas of expertise ranging from networking equipment, virtual machines, capacitance touch devices, video games, immigration law and entertainment.