Testing Agility - An agile look at the role of the modern Test Engineer

  • September 18, 2013 · 5:30 PM

I realized some time ago that there isn't a testing presence in Pittsburgh, at least not as much as the developer community. I thought a good way to integrate would be to start with an overview of the role modern test engineers play in an agile environment.

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  • Jared B.

    Hi Stephen,
    Funny you should ask... This was accepted for the Pittsburgh Tech fest this coming year. hope to see you there!

    -Jared

    April 30

    • Stephen G.

      Yep, I'll be there. I'm presenting as well :)

      April 30

  • Stephen G.

    Hi! Just found out about this meetup session, which I missed by a good 6 months (!). Do y'all have similar sessions upcoming?

    1 · April 29

  • Jared B.

    Second Half:

    Retrospectives:
    Occur at the end of each sprint, time box to 15 minutes(try to get the whole team including P.O. for the meeting) – first 10 minutes capture positives and negatives (do not filter what makes it up on the whiteboard; this is everyone’s opportunity to voice their opinion). When 10 minutes are up, go through the negatives as a team and decide which ones warrant action items. When you create an action item, get someone to own it and get them to commit to a completion date so the team can hold them accountable.

    Building an Automated Testing Solution:
    I promised I would follow up with some information. One of the devs on my team, Greg Nehus, put together a quick github page to document some info in it for everyone. *Thanks Greg!!
    https://github.com/gregnehus/mytestingframework

    September 19, 2013

  • Jared B.

    First Half:

    Hi guys,
    There were so many question last night after the talk I wanted to follow up with some more info for you.

    First, here is a copy of the slides from the presentation:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/iffr4jhhtemu9hz/Testing%20Agility.pptx

    Here is a link to the Thomas Kilmann (TKI) Conflict assessment: The important thing to remember here is that each of the preferences for dealing with conflict is neither right nor wrong. They are simply more or less appropriate for a given situation.
    https://www.cpp.com/en/tkiproducts.aspx?pc=142

    Here is a copy of our Situational Behavior Impact Form (screenshot and info path form):
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ktyz5cicuajh64r/SBIFormScreenShot.png
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnaig3zqokba10i/SBI-OpenWithMSINfoPath.xml

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good to have a community talk about testing in development. As a tester and an agile practitioner, I found the meetup very worthwhile, I hope we can do qa topics/challenges/workshops more often. Starting now! Kudos to Jared for his slick presentation.

    September 19, 2013

  • Jared B.

    I had fun, as I expected there was a big draw. It's time for the testing community to rise!! (haha)

    September 18, 2013

  • Jesse F.

    Woohoo! I got in and the group was a lotta fun. Thanks #pittagile.

    September 18, 2013

    • Alexis R.

      did you make to Church Brew afterwards ?

      September 18, 2013

  • Anthony L.

    Great talk, great conversations

    September 18, 2013

  • Jesse F.

    Arrived, but no one is answering the door :(

    September 18, 2013

    • Lou L.

      We are all here... Which door?

      September 18, 2013

  • Jared B.

    Bah, no worries!! Get some rest!

    September 18, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    I got the flu, so I will not bless the group with my germs! Looking forward to the next meeting!!!

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wish I could be there. I might be sending some people from my team at GiftCards.com. I would love to attend in the future, this was just a really bad schedule conflict.

    September 10, 2013

    • Jared B.

      Not a problem, if all goes well I would like to drive more testing topics into the agile group. If you have any ideas, feel free to reach out to me or sign up for a talk yourself! :)

      September 10, 2013

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