Lean Techniques for Managing Testing

Thursday, November 8, 2012: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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.

  • Explore how lean and agile can work together in a synergistic manner
  • Learn about the lean  tool kit that focuses on optimizing the entire process, including testing
  • Discover that flow is an important attribute and measure.