STAREAST 2018 Concurrent Session : Test Management in Agile—What Happened to All My Testers?


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Test Management in Agile—What Happened to All My Testers?

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Substantial confusion exists about the roles and responsibilities of test management when using an agile software development process. Agile seeks to streamline project management and leadership under the role of a ScrumMaster. But what does this mean for test managers? How do they stay involved in the process? What role do they fill? Is it possible that test managers are no longer needed? Join Jeffery Payne for a collaborative dialog to discuss the pros and cons of a variety of test management models he has seen used by companies who have adopted agile. Learn how to best position yourself within the agile model to add value and continue to support your test teams. Take home practical knowledge on how test management is done successfully within agile projects.

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods.  Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.  Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting.  Mr. Payne has published over 30 papers on software development and testing as well as testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber-terrorism, and software quality.