Saturday 22nd February, 2014
1:00pm to 1:45pm
The Debate is on! Quality Assurance changes significantly with agile. What is the role of QA in an agile world? Agile solution delivery is a team sport and QA needs to be a contributing member from the start. Join us as some Software Engineering Leaders and a QA Leader debate how best to evolve and integrate QA with an agile team.
With a traditional project, some events occur in sequence, but with agile, many once segregated responsibilities are now owned by the team and executed as a team. The agile approach is evolving and so too, is how QA participates on an agile team. Many QA concerns and tasks are still the sole responsibility of QA, however, depending on a teams â€œDefinition of Doneâ€, many concerns and tasks may be absorbed and owned by the whole team. In order to become a contributing member of an agile team, QA skills may need to be expanded. Deep technical and development skills make QA a more powerful team contributor and helps to socialize the role of QA into the team as a whole. This socialization of QA relieves some bottlenecks that have existed on traditional teams and opens up the possibility for increased velocity for the team as a whole. The role continues to evolve, and with it, the possibilities for how solutions will be delivered in the future.
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