Speaker: Thomas Cagley, David Consulting Group

Tom Cagley leads DCG’s Software Process Improvement and Software Measurement Consulting Practices. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Tom has held technical and managerial positions in different industries as a leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance, and systems analysis. He is a frequent speaker at metrics, quality, and project management conferences. His areas of expertise encompass methods and metrics, quality integration, quality assurance, and the application of the SEI’s CMMI® to achieve process improvements. Tom is the current President of the International Function Point Users Group. He also is an active blogger and podcaster, hosting and editing the Software Process and Measurement Cast.

Lean Techniques for Managing Testing

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

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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.