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"Agile Testing Practices" with Janet Gregory

On agile teams, testing is an activity, not a phase or a role and many teams struggle with this concept. In this development model, where do testers fit in agile teams?

Janet Gregory explains how testing activities are included throughout the agile process, and what value a tester can add to the agile team.

Sharing her extensive experiences, she describes the importance of collaboration and simplicity in activities such as automation, ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development), and exploratory testing.

Models such as the agile testing quadrants give a framework to identify testing needs for not only every story, but for features and the project.

Janet presents an overview of agile testing practices and delegates will have an opportunity through discussions and exercises to understand how agile practices fit together and allow teams to complete story testing within an iteration, and deliver quality products that satisfy business needs.

 

Who is Janet Gregory?

Janet Gregory is a Calgary-based consultant, specializing building quality systems. Her passion is promoting agile quality processes in software development.


She is co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009).


Janet has helped introduce agile practices into companies as tester or coach, and has successfully transitioned traditional test teams into the agile world. Her focus is working the business users and testers to understand their role in agile projects. She practices Lean principles, Extreme Programming, and SCRUM. Her experience as a QA Manager both in a traditional and in agile environments gives her an understanding of the issues faced by most teams. She has introduced lasting change into organizations.

Janet contributes articles to publications such as Better Software, Software Test & Performance Magazine and Agile Journal, and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. Janet was named one of the 13 Women of Influence in testing by Software Test & Performance magazine – January 2010 issue.

Janet has a degree in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, an Information Management Certificate from the University of Calgary, Scrum Master Certification, and took her Quality Management Certification from the ASQ (American Society for Quality).

You can follow Janet on Twitter and read her blog here

 

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  • Gary S.

    The slides from Janet Gregory's 'Agile Testing Practices' presentation are now available in the BSUG Files area. Enjoy!

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Trina

    Are the slides going to be available any time soon?

    December 9, 2013

    • Gary S.

      I'll be putting them up tonight Trina.

      December 9, 2013

  • Stuart.Adair

    Good session. Great Janet could make time to talk with us. Some interesting questions which we can probe deeper on the fit in certain real life situations.

    December 5, 2013

  • Simone V.

    Unfortunately I joined the meet up a bit late, but the part of the talk I saw was excellent.

    December 5, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Well presented and some really good questions - and I won the raffle :)

    December 4, 2013

  • Tim C.

    Good overview - some interesting questions. Well presented and some useful models to walk away with

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Ian J.

    Great talk yesterday. After the raffle I can now claim that I've been there and got the t-shirt :-)

    December 4, 2013

  • Glenn S.

    Great to catch up with some people I've not seen in a while.

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Simon M.

    Great talk thanks!

    December 3, 2013

  • Trina

    Excellent

    December 3, 2013

  • Glenn S.

    Great yalk, nice to see familiar and new faces. Sorry i had to shoot off, i need to be in london for 8 tomorrow

    December 3, 2013

  • Simone V.

    Will the slides be available?

    December 3, 2013

  • Luke S.

    I'm afraid I won't be able to get there tonight until about 8pm. I am happy to drop out if there is anyone still on the waitlist.

    December 3, 2013

    • Simone V.

      Just missed my train from Bristol, so I don't think I will be able to make it. Is the talk until 8 ?

      December 3, 2013

    • Simone V.

      I've made it, but I didn't win a prize :(

      December 3, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Due to a family emergency I am afraid I cannot attend. Enjoy!

    December 3, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Having seen that we've still got a wait list, I'm going to drop out as I've attended one of Janet's courses in the last year - so I'll let someone else come along and enjoy it!

    December 3, 2013

  • Stephen

    Looks like travel doesn't allow me to be back in time. Would have loved to have come.

    December 2, 2013

  • Simon D.

    I am really sorry to have to drop out of this one. It looks really good and its in Bath!

    December 2, 2013

  • Michelle L.

    I'm also having to drop out.

    December 2, 2013

  • Keith J.

    Me too, unfortunately, the unreliability of a Freelancer!

    November 28, 2013

  • Paul G.

    Due to work commitments, I am going to have to drop out of this one. Shame - I was looking forward to it too!

    November 28, 2013

  • Carl A.

    I wish I could come along to this but I have a BCS event that I have to organise on the same day. Dam!

    November 15, 2013

  • Lea F.

    Something has come up which means I have to pull out... Gutted :(

    November 15, 2013

  • Anna B.

    Just realised I'm away for this, gutted!

    November 15, 2013

    • Anna B.

      At least it'll make someone on the waitlist happy to have a space freed up!

      November 15, 2013

  • Nigel B.

    AgileBear will fund a bigger location in Bristol if you would like?

    3 · November 12, 2013

    • James S.

      I'll go halves with you if ya like

      November 12, 2013

  • Craig L.

    I have 2 people who would like to come to this and there's already a wait list of 26. Is there any chance of a bigger venue?

    November 12, 2013

  • Simon R.

    Sorry I can't make it, away again!

    October 14, 2013

  • John T.

    I'm on the wait list.

    September 16, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Looking forward to meeting Janet and hearing her speak. Now I've met Lisa Crispin, I can collect the set. (Not meant to be creepy)

    September 9, 2013

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