Session Title: Agile Testing: Facing the Challenges Beyond the Easy Contexts
Speaker: Bob Galen, Agile Consultant and Coach, Deutsche Bank Global Technology
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time: 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM PT
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, Agile testing is hard! First you have to get over the misconception that you don’t need testers within Agile teams. Then you have to integrate with the developers and provide holistic quality services, while testing your butt off. And that’s the challenges when the going is easy!
There are a whole set of other challenges associated with much more difficult contexts. In this session, Bob Galen will explore how to handle testing in some of those, including how to attack a total lack of test automation, how to remain Agile in highly regulated environments and still serve your PMO or Testing COE, and how to effectively test when your team is spread globally and interactions are nearly impossible. Bob will also explore contexts where you have to blend your traditional testing techniques towards Agile; while still maintaining your balance—for example in your planning and metrics reporting. If you’re challenged in your testing contexts, expect examples and options, but no silver bullets. Remember—it’s hard!
About Bob Galen
Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methods and practices. He is currently the Director of R&D and Agile Coach at iContact, an email marketing SaaS provider. He has over 25 years of experience working in a wide variety of domains at companies including Bayer, Bowe–Bell & Howell Mail Processing, ChannelAdvisor, EMC, Lucent, Unisys and Thomson. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSP) practicing since 2004, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and an active member of the Agile Alliance & Scrum Alliance. Bob may be reached directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and for more information: www.rgalen.com