Seven Keys to Navigating Your Agile Testing Transition - Part 2

So you’ve “gone agile” and have been relatively successful for a year or so. But how do you know how well you’re really doing? And how do you continuously improve your practices? And when things get rocky, how do you handle the challenges and not revert to old habits? You realize that the path to high-performance agile testing isn’t easy or quick. It also helps to have a guide.

Join seasoned agile testing coaches Bob Galen and Mary Thorn as they share lessons from their most successful agile testing transitions.


Bob Galen is an agile coach at RGalen Consulting and director of agile solutions at Zenergy Technologies, a North Carolina-based firm specializing in agile testing and leading agile adoption initiatives. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an active member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. Bob published Scrum Product Ownership–Balancing Value from the Inside Out, which addresses the gap in guidance toward effective agile product management. Contact Bob at [masked] or [masked]

Mary Thorn is a VP of QA at Deutsche Bank Global Technologies in Cary, NC, and 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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  • Ron

    Excellent practical information presented with some levity that is welcome after a long day of tech work. Thanks Bob and Mary!

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation, but as usual, lack of time to finish completely.

    June 21, 2013

  • Alan E.

    Sorry to drop, but it looks like my slot will be used.

    June 19, 2013

  • Dan K.

    Bronto would be happy to host this meetup. We can hold about 150 people in our auditorium and would be happy to provide free pizza + beverages for anyone that wants to come.

    February 26, 2013

    • Marjie D.

      Dan, We'd like to take you up on your offer for a future meeting if that's ok.

      1 · June 9, 2013

    • Dan K.

      Absolutely and our previous offer still stands of food + beverages. :)

      June 10, 2013

  • Ryan W.

    loved the 1st session!

    February 26, 2013

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