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Oct AQAA Meeting - What Happens When Testing Falls Behind By Robert Walsh
What Happens When Testing Falls Behind Presenter: Robert Walsh, President / Owner / Senior Consultant - Excalibur Solutions, Inc. Synopsis: One of the challenges many organizations face when adopting Agile processes is having enough time in each iteration to test what was developed in that iteration. Developers want to work up to the last minute in the iteration to finish stories and maximize business value. Further, as the project grows over time, the scope of the testing effort grows with it. How can an organization ensure it remains true to Agile without sacrificing quality? This session will provide some helpful tips to give testers the best chance of keeping pace with development. Additionally, it will address several strategies that may be employed if, despite valiant efforts, testing falls behind. While no single approach may provide the silver bullet solution, attendees will leave the session armed with ideas and concepts for dealing with the problem both proactively and reactively. About the Speaker: Robert received his B.S. from Mississippi State University in Secondary Mathematics Education. Over the course of his career, he has been a teacher, a hardware technician, an IT director, a trainer, a programmer, and a business owner. His unique blend of skills in education, technology, and business allow him to communicate effectively with people in different roles within an organization. He can relate to each of them as individuals and to capitalize on each person's specific goals and desired outcomes. As a programmer, Robert has worked in numerous languages and technologies including C/C++, Objective C, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, HTML, and XML. He thinks of these as tools, and he prefers to match the language and technology to the problem rather than allowing them to dictate a particular solution. As a trainer, Robert has presented sessions on software development and testing at many conferences since 2004. He has written and co-authored articles in journals including Windows Developer and Software Test and Performance. Robert believes strongly in delivering quality solutions that solve real customer problems and provide tangible business value. Since 2002, he has been a proponent of Agile software development processes and techniques. He helped bring Agile processes to EnvisionWare, a company that he helped create in October 1998. MEETING AGENDA: 6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments 7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Announcements 7:15 – 8:30 Presentation MEETING LOCATION: Matrix Northpark Town Center 1000 Abernathy Road NE Building 400 Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30328 Visitors will be charged a $10 fee for attending meetings. AQAA members, recruiters, sponsors and guests of the speaker are excluded from this charge. If you have any questions, please contact AQAA President.

Matrix Resources - Northpark Town Center

1000 Abernathy Road NE, Building 400 · Atlanta, GA

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