STAREAST 2020 Tutorial: Test Management in Agile


Monday, May 4, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Test Management in Agile

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System Development has changed due to the introduction of Agile. So, test management has to change as well. How do you position yourself as test manager and how do you add value in an Agile organization? In this tutorial you will learn how test management fits in modern system development. Based on four key questions we will assess the value of the test management activities we spent our time on. We will make our own agile test strategy at sprint level and learn how we can plan and monitor testing. We will do an exercise with light weight documentation (one-page test plan and test charters) and discuss test strategies in scaled agile context e.g. release train level. There is a need for test management like roles. We will explore in which situation a test manager is justified so you can position yourself in your own organization. Attend this workshop if you want to understand test management activities and test management roles in an agile environment. This tutorial is relevant for testers and test managers who are already working in an Agile or DevOps environment as well as testers and test managers that will soon work in such an environment.

Derk-Jan de Grood

As a senior test consultant at Squerist, Derk-Jan de Grood specializes in getting more out of testing by focusing on the value chain, business-IT alignment, and the team’s visibility. Being a passionate speaker, Derk-Jan is at home at major testing conferences where he tries to inspire people and help improve the test profession. He writes for leading test magazines, provides training, lectures, and is the author of TestGoal, Grip on IT, and the Dutch Testers Association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. Derk-Jan lead the list of the top twenty-five most visible testers in the Netherlands. Learn more at