Thursday 18th June, 2015
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Testers bring so many specialized skills to the agile party: domain knowledge, “big picture” application expertise, exploratory, security, performance, usability testing. They may excel at helping customers identify valuable features and articulate examples of desired and undesired behavior. They can sniff out risk and design test cases that ensure customers get value. This workshop will give you ideas on how your team can build the testing skills that help you give customers the value they need.
In this workshop, we’ll look at ways to involve the whole team in testing, and transfer testing skills to team members in all roles. Our goal is for each team member to think about their T-shaped testing skill sets and the whole team to build their “square-shaped” testing skills so they can build quality into their software product.
Agile Coach and Process consultant at DragonFire Inc. bio from LinkedIn
An agile testing coach and practitioner, Janet Gregory is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, a co-author of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team and a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product; for example, guiding development with business-facing tests.
For the past ten years, Janet has been working with teams to transition to agile development, and teaches agile testing courses and tutorials worldwide.
Janet contributes articles to publications such as Better Software, Software Test & Performance Magazine and Agile Journal, and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world.
Janet was named one of the 13 Women of Influence in testing by Software Test & Performance magazine. For more about Janet’s work, visit janetgregory.ca or visit her blog janetgregory.blogspot.com.
Agile Tester and Donkey Fan bio from Twitter
Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), co-author with Tip House of Extreme Testing (Addison-Wesley, 2002), and a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011) and Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009). Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012. Lisa enjoys working as a tester with an awesome agile team. She shares her experiences via writing, presenting, teaching and participating in agile testing communities around the world. For more about Lisa’s work, visit www.lisacrispin.com, www.agiletester.ca, and follow @lisacrispin on Twitter.
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