F14-11/4: Yin and Yang: Metrics within Agile and Traditional Lifecycles

Track/s: Agile

Metrics are powerful tools when used to effect positive change in a project or organization. However, the value and benefits of metrics are often dependent on the context. While certain metrics provide information and insight to drive decision making for a traditional development approach, they may not be useful in an agile landscape—and vice versa. QA and agile experts Shaun Bradshaw and Bob Galen delve into the value, pitfalls, pros, and cons of various metrics in agile and waterfall development environments. Hear their experiences as they discuss and
explore a variety of project-level, software development, and software testing metrics through the lens of both traditional and agile development contexts.

Although Bob and Shaun respect each other’s knowledge and skill, they don’t often agree on metrics. And in this showdown, you’ll see why! Be prepared to learn, be entertained, and be ready to get in on the action as these two metrics titans go head-to-head.

Format: Two 75 minute sessions. The first session focused on traditional metrics and the second on agile metrics. There is interaction across both presenters and sessions, so you’ll want to attend both.

Download Presentation

Please Note: The presentations are intended for attendees only. The presentations page is password protected – contact info@softwaretestpro.com for verification of attendance and the password to access the presentation.

Session Speakers:

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

Shaun Bradshaw – Vice President, Zenergy
Shawn BradshawShaun Bradshaw has twenty years in the IT industry with the last eighteen spent helping organizations improve their QA and testing processes. With emphasis on practicality, Shaun has created and implemented customized best practice methodologies for numerous companies in a wide variety of industry verticals. His specialties include effective testing and test management techniques, test metrics implementation, and agile/test team integration. A graduate of UNCG with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Shaun speaks at most of the major QA and testing industry conferences and is recognized for his presentations on test metrics, the S-Curve, and the Zero Bug Bounce

Speaker Details:

Shaun Bradshaw – Vice President, Zenergy
Twitter: @shaunbradshaw
Facebook: Shaun Bradshaw
Blog: Zenergy Technologies
Past Events: STPCon, STARWest, STAREast, QAI Quest