STAREAST 2018 Concurrent Session : Thirteen Patterns of Testers Thriving in Agile Teams

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Thirteen Patterns of Testers Thriving in Agile Teams

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For many, testing in agile teams remains one of the great mysteries of the agile world. In some organizations, testers are marginalized; in others, testers are active, engaged, and highly valued. So, what’s up? In this interactive session, Shaun Bradshaw explores the mindset and practices of “fully empowered” agile testers on high-performance agile teams. Throughout his agile coaching experience, Shaun has seen it all—from totally dysfunctional teams to those running like well-oiled machines … and everything in between. He’ll share real-world tactics to help you guide your team toward higher tester and testing performance. Together, you’ll explore the notion of quality ownership, test planning in agile, test automation patterns, test case development, and test execution in agile contexts. Through the lenses of different testing practices—risk-based, exploratory, and others—Shaun arms you with the tools to create an agile testing mindset on your team by focusing on whole team collaboration, respect, and great results.

Shaun Bradshaw
Zenergy Technologies, Inc.

Shaun Bradshaw is a co-founder and principal of North Carolina-based Zenergy Technologies. With more than twenty years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert, coach, and thought leader in QA and test process improvement, agile testing, test management, and metrics. He has architected the test strategy and managed large teams of testers for numerous projects including a multi-year ERP implementation that went into production with no major issues. Shaun spends most of his consulting time assisting organizations through their agile transformations—coaching leaders, managers, and teams to ensure they make the shift not just into agile practices but to agile thinking and behaviors.