STAREAST 2021 Tutorial: Test Management in Agile


Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Test Management in Agile


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

Derk-Jan de Grood works as agile coach for Squerist. He has guided many organisations with their Agile Transformation. He wrote several successful books and frequently publishes articles and columns for the major magazines. In 2014 he won the EuroSTAR testing excellence award. In 2016 he published his 7th book: “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum”. He is an experienced trainer, workshop host and a regular (keynote) speaker at conferences like Agile Amsterdam, Agile Summit Ibiza, Testing Uruguay, the Agile Testing Days and STAR conferences in Europe and America. On his own blog he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit. You can reach him on Twitter, LinkedIn, or his blog.