Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Testers
April 21 @ 11:00 am - April 22 @ 2:00 pm MDT$99
This is a 2-Day Workshop: April 21-22, 1pm – 4pm Eastern
Testing in agile teams is still one of the great mysteries of the agile world. In many organizations, testers are sort of marginalized or the testing is relegated to the developers. In others, the testers are active, but rarely understand or reach the full breadth and depth of their role.
In this workshop, we’re going to explore the practices and mindset of “fully empowered” agile testers on high-performance agile teams. Bob Galen and Shaun Bradshaw have been coaching agile teams for over 15 years, and they’ve seen it all – dysfunction to underperformance to high-performance. They’ll share with you real-world tactics that will help you guide your team towards higher performance.
For example, we’ll explore defect management, test planning, documentation, test development & execution in agile contexts. We’ll also look at different testing strategies covering risk-based, automated, exploratory, and other manual testing practices. But beyond all of that, Bob and/or Shaun will leave you fully armed with an agile testing mindset that will focus on whole team collaboration, respect, and results.
- Review how testing is different in agile contexts vs. traditional testing
- Explore the characteristics of strong agile testers
- Delve into patterns of effective agile testers and test teams that can be modeled in other organizations
- Review cautionary tells of anti-patterns that slip in from traditional testing
- Introduce the 3-Pillars model for guiding agile quality and testing transformations
Meet Your Instructors
Bob Galen is an Agile Practitioner, Trainer & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards agile methods of working. Bob has been doing that since the late 1990s, so he’s deeply experienced. He is the Director of Agile Practice at Zenergy Technologies, a leading business agility transformation company. Bob is also President and Head Coach at RGCG a boutique agile coaching firm.
Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to agile software development, testing, scaling, and organizational leadership. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), CAL I trainer, and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances.
He’s published three agile-centric books: The Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing in 2015, https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Product-Ownership-Navigating-Forest/dp/098850264X/, 3’rd Edition in 2019, and Agile Reflections in 2012. He’s also a prolific writer & blogger (at – www.rgalen.com ) and podcaster (at www.meta-cast.com )
Bob Galen – Principal Agile Coach, RGalen Consulting
LinkedIn: Bob Galen
Speaking Experience: STPCon & Sharing on “all things agile” since ~2005
Shaun Bradshaw is a cofounder and principal of Zenergy Technologies, a modern software delivery solutions firm with multiple industry experts under one roof. With more than 25 years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert, coach, and thought leader in QA and test process improvement, metrics, and agile adoption. Shaun has architected the test strategy and managed large teams of testers for numerous projects, including multi-year software development implementations. Shaun has been practicing agile since 2006 and spends a majority of his consulting time assisting organizations through their agile transformations, coaching leaders, managers, and teams to embrace both agile practices and agile mindsets.
Shaun Bradshaw – Cofounder and Principal of Zenergy Technologies, Inc.
LinkedIn: Shaun Bradshaw