In a survey published in the recent issue of Software Quality Professional, Scrum was shown to have the highest modality of adoption of software engineering methods. Many members of SSQA have asked for an overview of Scrum and where QA fits in. Neal Kuhn will present a Scrum overview. During his talk, Neal will define Scrum and then cover the roles of team members (the Development Team - which includes qa, the Product Owner, and Scrum Master), major events in the scrum process (Sprints, Sprint planning, daily scrum, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives) , and artifacts used in Scrum (Product and Sprint backlogs, and burn up and burn down charts to monitor progress). Time remaining, Neal will lead a discussion on the Definition of Done.
Neal Kuhn has been a member of SSQA for over 15 years, and is a Past-Chair of the group. Representing SSQA to ASQ, Neal rose to Chair of the Silicon Valley Section, and then was elected Regional Director for the Western Region, serving from 2009 to early 2013. Neal is currently a Principal Program Manager for Broadcom Corporation in the Wireless Connectivity Group focusing on mobile devices. Prior to Broadcom, Neal has held senior manager roles for software testing and participated in conversion and adoption of Scrum for product development in both large scale and start-up companies.
SSQA meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics vary and cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public.