11 - 13 May 2016

thestudio, Manchester, UK

Testing: be more salmon

Duncan Nisbet Testagility

Session type: Hands-On
Session duration: 90 minutes

About this Hands-On

An organisation's decision to shift towards a more agile and lean software development often leaves testers wondering where they fit, all their typical activities being automated or removed altogether.

In this session you’ll discover tools and practices to help you understand the impact of agile and lean principles on software testing and how you can deliver valuable testing further up the development stream.

Much like a salmon (but without the death).

About the Speaker

Duncan Nisbet is a tester who believes development teams and the larger business can be smarter at working together. He coaches testers, programmers and business folk on how they can help each other communicate and collaborate in order to deliver software that will actually help to solve the problem.

His efforts are focused both during the everyday development or in team workshops, which he facilitates. Duncan also blogs at duncannisbet.co.uk.


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Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.

Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of Agile and Lean practices. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.