Conference Presentations

STARCanada Logo Testers in Agile Teams—Isolation or Collaboration?
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What exactly are testers doing as organizations evolve from waterfall lifecycles to iterative, incremental agile approaches? Agile transitions, rather than fostering collaboration, often lead to isolation, role confusion, and fear. Many testers are left out in the cold. Agile testers face...

Rob Sabourin
Agile Strategies for Traditional Software Development Teams
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Many development and test teams are still working on more traditional software projects that release every few months or longer, rather than daily or weekly. Benefits of adopting continuous development strategies into a standard software cycle include immediate feedback on code changes...

Melanie Drake
Testing in an Agile World: The Current State and Future Possibilities
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Delivering high quality applications in an agile world is becoming more complex and challenging because of the changes the web and mobile are undergoing. Web testing continues to get much more difficult due to: increasing use of open technologies (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS) and web...

Nikhil Kaul
Agile Testing at Etsy: How and Why It Works
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Growing team skill sets, resource management, pipeline management, career development, career definition, scaling issues, and optimizing efficiencies are just a few of the problems agile QA test teams face. If you have asked yourself How can I do more with less?, How can I increase the...

Arylee McSweaney
Collocated West Logo White Box Testing: It’s Not Just for Developers Any More
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Software development has improved dramatically over the past several years due in part to techniques, approaches, and development environments that take advantage of the power of modern computing machines. Software testing techniques have, by comparison, lagged. As projects and teams...

Robert Vanderwall
Collocated West Logo Agile Hacks: Creative Solutions for Common Agile Issues
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Whether you are just starting agile or have already made the transition to using agile in your organization, you may face the issues that Susan McNamara describes. Is your team not firing on all cylinders? Do people feel stuck or bored? Is your team having trouble getting to Done at the...

Susan McNamara
Collocated West Logo Improvisation for Agile Skill Development
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In today's economy, the Creative Economy, businesses face a disrupted, highly competitive, and constantly changing landscape. Robie and Jody Wood say that to thrive in the Creative Economy, team members, managers, and executives need to become and remain agile. Improvisational theater...

Robie Wood
Collocated West Logo How Far Can You Go with Agile for Embedded Software?
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With the proliferation of IoT and consumer demand for smarter homes, appliances, automobiles, and wearables, many traditional product-based manufacturing companies are now becoming embedded software companies. This means that the design and manufacturing of physical products is becoming...

Anders Wallgren
Collocated West Logo The Power of an Agile Mindset
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Linda Rising, co-author of Fearless Change and the recently published More Fearless Change, has wondered for some time whether much of Agile's success has been the result of the placebo effect—that is, good things happened because we believed they would. The placebo effect is a startling...

Linda Rising
Collocated West Logo The Tester's Role in Agile Planning
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If testers sit passively through agile planning, important testing activities will be glossed over or missed altogether. Testing late in the sprint becomes a bottleneck, quickly diminishing the advantages of agile development. However, testers can actively advocate for customers’ concerns...

Rob Sabourin

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