9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester

Testing and the agile team

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Session duration:
45 minutes

Presented by:

Tristan McCarthy

AND Digital

About this Tutorial

When development teams adopt agile, the testers are often left out in the cold. Changes to working practices and a move towards continuous integration and automation can open a significant skills gap that can be very difficult to bridge.

This session will focus on how testers can properly embed into an agile team for the benefit of the whole business.

We'll discuss how the testing mindset can help to drive clearly understood, well scoped and verifiable requirements. We'll cover the importance of embedding test practices into continuous integration and how to shift from a traditional 'test phase' mindset into an approach that fits better into the idea of iterative development. Finally we'll share techniques for bridging the skills gap and helping testers take ownership of automated testing frameworks.

This session is ideal for development teams new to agile, testers moving from manual to automated approaches and product owners keen to make the most of every skill in their team.

About the Speaker

Tristan is an automated tester, delivery manager and agile enthusiast with 7 years' consultancy experience. He is used to working in agile environments alongside skilled developers to produce enterprise level and business critical software offerings. Tristan is a strong believer in cross-skilled agile teams and is constantly seeking to extend the remit of a tester beyond the traditional role.


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