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Janet Gregory - Advanced Topics in Agile Testing

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Janet Gregory - Advanced Topics in Agile Testing

Time: September 24, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Mollor Centre
Event Type: agile, workshop
Organized By: Jacqui Davidson
Latest Activity: Mar 18

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Event Description

An Agile Cambridge pre-conference workshop

As Agile becomes more and more mainstream, many teams have gained traction on agile testing principles and practices such as Specification by Example/ ATDD, the Whole-Team approach to testing, and continuous integration. Unfortunately, there are always new problems to solve!

This full day workshop will address common testing-related problems experienced by more experienced agile testing practitioners, such as managing technical debt, feature acceptance, exploratory testing, working with distributed teams and large systems, continual learning, and improving ROI of automated tests.

Participants will begin with an exercise to identify and prioritise topics or problems related to agile testing that they'd like to address throughout the day. As many as possible will be tackled using hands-on exercises, simulations and group discussions.

By the end of the day, each participant will have at least one experiment for their own team to try in order to mitigate their worst problem or obstacle. They'll also be able to connect with others who have experience with similar issues to their own.

Participants should have experience applying agile values and principles in their work, and have a basic understanding of commonly-used agile practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and acceptance test-driven-develompent/Specification by Example. They should know agile terminology such as "technical debt" and "refactoring".

Come with your list of burning issues, and be prepared for fun, interactive learning.

Please email jacqui@software-acumen.com or call us on +44 (0)1223 900107 if you have any questions about the event.

About Janet Gregory

Janet Gregory is a Calgary-based consultant, specializing in building quality systems.

She is co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009).

Janet has helped introduce agile practices into companies as tester or coach, and has successfully transitioned traditional test teams into the agile world. Her focus is working the business users and testers to understand their role in agile projects. She practices Lean principles, Extreme Programming, and SCRUM. Her experience as a QA Manager both in a traditional and in agile environments gives her an understanding of the issues faced by most teams. She has introduced lasting change into organizations.

Janet has presented on agile testing, and the changes needed by an organization to make a lasting change at conferences, workshops and user groups sessions. She is active in the Agile Testing community, and is part of the organizing committee for the Calgary Agile Methods User group, and works closely with the Software Quality discussion group in Calgary. Janet has a degree in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, an Information Management Certificate from the University of Calgary, Scrum Master Certification, as well as Quality Management Certification from the ASQ.

Check out Janet's blog: janetgregory.blogspot.com

Event Venue

The Moller Centre is a multi award-winning management training and conference centre located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge.

Software East Members get a 10% discount please use the discount code SWE when booking.

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