F14-11/3: Keys for Transitioning from Traditional to Agile Testing – Lessons from the Trenches

Track/s: AGILE

It’s fairly hard to know what solid testing is all about within agile teams. What traditional practices are fine to continue, which ones need modification, and what totally new approaches are necessary. Moving from traditional to agile testing is often a high-wire balancing act to some degree with no clear direction.

In this workshop, experienced Agile Coach Bob Galen will share with you the critical lessons from teams he’s observed who’ve successfully made the transition. We’ll explore the requisite team skills, how to deal with agile requirements, the right strategies for developing agile automation, how to plan and test within your agile team, effective agile test metrics, and aspects of quality for agile teams. The lessons will be shared via real stories from real agile teams who have crossed this chasm—so no hypotheticals here.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • The keys in building or transitioning your teams towards agile—what skills and characteristics to look for.
  • The level of planning, execution, and reporting that is relevant for agile testing within teams.
  • The keys to building and maintaining a multi-tiered agile automation approach.
  • The central changes test leadership and management needs to make in order to support the transformation.
  • How important it is to move from a testing focus towards a quality focus; and strategies for doing it.

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Session Speaker:

Bob Galen – Agile Consultant, Coach & Trainer at RGCG, LLC
Bob GalenBob 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 methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Evangelist at Velocity Partners, a leading agile nearshore development partner. He is also President and Agile Trainer & Coach at RGCG. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances. He’s published two agile related books: Scrum Product Ownership, in 2009 – 2’nd Edition in 2013 and Agile Reflections in 2012. He’s also a prolific writer & blogger and podcaster. Bob may be reached directly at – bob@rgalen.com.

Speaker Details:

Bob Galen – Agile Consultant, Coach & Trainer at RGCG, LLC
Twitter: @BobGalen
LinkedIn: Bob Galen
Website: RGalen.com
Blog: RGalen.com/agile-training-news
Podcast: Meta-cast.com
Book: Scrum Product Ownership: Balancing Value from the Inside Out
Past Events: STPCon, STAREast, STARWest