ALM and Lean Best Practices from Microsoft and David Consulting Group Experts

New practices require new techniques and tools. Join Adam Gallant of Microsoft and Thomas Cagley of David Consulting Group for in-depth sessions to help your team adapt and thrive in an agile software delivery environment.

Featured TesTrek 2012 Sessions:

“Testing Techniques for Modern Applications”
Presented by Adam Gallant, Microsoft

The past few years as seen a change in IT towards building distributed, cloud-connected applications for broad platform consumption, from mobile devices to traditional PCs, all while striving to adopt agile practices in software delivery. This change brings with it a continuing evolution of techniques that are required to ensure high quality applications.

In this session, we’ll examine methods to drive higher quality in these new applications, from exploratory testing techniques, UI automation, to load/stress testing and lab environments. We’ll also explore how “tours” can support new ways to drive coverage in testing. Read more.

“Lean Techniques for Managing Testing”
Presented by Thomas Cagley, David Consulting Group

Lean techniques used in testing are mechanisms to scale testing processes while optimizing the testing value stream. In today’s corporate environment lean and agile are used almost synonymously but they are not the same. Lean focuses on systems thinking and process optimization while agile is focused on people. Lean concentrates on the workflow through a testing process.

Tools like value chain mapping and kanban can be used to maximize the value of testing while enhancing overall team performance. Combining lean and agile can optimize both the people equation and the process equation. Join Tom to understand how a combination of both techniques applied correctly can benefit your own organization. Read more.