Burn Up or Burn Down: An Overview of Scrum

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.

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  • Mahendra S.

    Open minded interchange of discipline and qtns

    June 12, 2013

  • Keith F.

    Would you be willing to post the presentation?

    June 12, 2013

  • Khoa D.

    Excellent talk. I really enjoyed the analysis of Scrum from the 30k ft level. Greatly illuminated the pitfalls of traditional work-place thinking and how to be more adaptive.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Greg

    Where's the best place to park for this event?

    June 11, 2013

  • Mahendra S.

    will attend

    June 10, 2013

  • Barton B.

    I'll be there.

    June 10, 2013

  • Wendy D.

    How do we prevent QA crunch?

    June 1, 2013

    • Doug H.

      Are you asking for a discussion at an SSQA meeting, or trying to open discussion here? If here, are you asking about a generic or specific context and what do you mean by a QA crunch?

      June 3, 2013

  • Fahim S.

    I am looking for group study partner(s) for CQM/OE certification.

    May 23, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Can you suggest some locally taught Software QA/testing courses?

    May 22, 2013

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