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Panel on Agile Testing - broadcast online 5:30p Pac, 8:30 East

  • Oct 23, 2013 · 5:30 PM

Panel: The 3 Pillars of Agile Testing by Bob Galen, CSC, and Mary Thorn, VP of QA.

=> Here is a link to their slides


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About the Speakers

Mr. Galen has 30 years of experience with various life cycles  including waterfall variants, RUP, Agile, and Chaos!  He has worked in industry domains including SaaS, Medical, Financial Services, Computer & Storage Systems, eCommerce, and Telecommunications.

Bob began as a developer, then moved to Project Management and Leadership, then Testing.

He has leveraged ‘pieces’ of Scrum in late 90’s; before ‘agile’ was ‘Agile’.  This included Agility @ Lucent in 2000 – 2001 using Extreme Programming, and using Scrum since 2000.

Mr. Galen is currently an independent Agile Coach at his company - RGCG, LLC, and is one of 50 Certified Scrum Coaches worldwide.  Bob is based in North Carolina, USA. 

He’s published two agile related books: Scrum Product Ownership, in 2009 – 2nd Edition in 2013 and Agile Reflections in 2012.  He’s also a prolific writer & blogger.  See  and
Find him on LinkedIn at

You can see Bob's talk on Product Ownership at


Mary Thorn is a VP of QA and Agile Coach at major banking firm. Mary Thorn has a broad testing background that spans automation, data warehouses, and web-based systems in a wide variety of technologies and testing techniques. 

During her more than fifteen years of experience in healthcare, HR, agriculture, and SaaS-based products, Mary has held manager and contributor level positions in software development organizations. 

She has a strong interest in agile testing methodologies and direct experience leading agile teams through Scrum adoption & beyond.

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  • Josh Y.

    oh no... set an alarm 15 minutes ahead if time then got distracted making dinner for preggers wife!

    October 23, 2013

    • Josh Y.

      I know first-hand how awesome Bob and Mary are. Looking forward to watching the recast when it it posted. I was really looking forward to this. I'm sure y'all were awesome!

      1 · October 23, 2013

    • AgileBill K.

      Hi Josh! Sounds like your priorities were not in a bad place. Take heart because we will be posting the recording in 3 weeks. See ya next time!

      October 23, 2013

  • Ken 'classmaker' R.

    Thanks for the informative and comprehensive coverage from an expert panel on agile testing!

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Liked the content, could have asked more questions if there was time. Seemed like the hour zipped past

    October 23, 2013

  • AgileBill K.

    Bob and Mary speak well together and this was no exception. I learned a lot of good juicy detail material. Thanks everyone!

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • AgileBill K.

    Hi all! I'm excited to have Mary Thorn join our panel. She is the VP of Quality at a major bank and often 'pairs with Bob to speak at major conferences. I've added Mary's bio, as well as a link to the team's slides.
    See ya Wednesday!

    2 · October 22, 2013

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