Focus: Agile Testing

Agile Testing Innovations in a Distributed World

Thursday, November 8, 2012: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Increased transparency and the need to drive quantitative business outcomes with a “right the first time” expectation  brings a major change to the way we  deliver software services. These are key drivers for the transition to agile methodologies. This transition demands a paradigm shift in testing and necessitates nimble processes to be coupled with right tools and technology.  Barry Boehm’s principle of “using better and fewer people,” is central to an agile process which requires re-skilling the testing organization.  Added to this is the issue of distributed teams, a given in today’s environment. To aid this transition, a best practice,  is to build innovations and deliver testing services with pre-built assets and out of the box solutions.  In this workshop, you will learn first-hand the critical factors in transitioning to agile methodologies. We will also highlight real world experience in agile testing along with assets on various platforms to aid global delivery in a distributed environment.

  • Learn  best practices in delivering agile projects
  • Learn about an  agile test assessment framework to aid  transition to agile testing
  • Explore an early defect detection framework to create testable requirements from user stories
  • Discover accelerators to aid proactive automation of ERP and Web platforms

Testing in an Agile Environment: The Continuous Quality Approach

Thursday, November 8, 2012: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

In mature agile teams, quality issues of any kind are very short lived. Issues are aggressively sought out and corrected as an integral and collaborative  part of the development process. This session shows how concepts like acceptance test driven development and collaborative cross-functional agile teams achieve continuous quality.

  • How to go fast by slowing down
  • How agile team members collaborate to achieve continuous quality
  • The role of acceptance tests on agile teams