Testing from Day 1 by Fadi Stephan

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Many teams struggle with fitting in testing activities inside of a Sprint. They end up doing primarily development activities in a Sprint and push testing activities to run in dedicated testing Sprints following the coding Sprints or have a coding and testing Sprint running in parallel. However, in Scrum, the output of every Sprint is a potentially shippable product increment. This means the product increment should be well tested within the Sprint and ready to be delivered.

Come to this presentation to learn how to tackle testing on an Agile team, what kind of tests to execute, what to automate and what not to automate, the different test responsibilities, and when to run which tests. Leave with a testing strategy that you can start applying the next day to gradually get a team to start testing from day 1 of the Sprint and deliver a true product increment at the end of each Sprint.

Fadi Stephan is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®), Agile Coach, and technology consultant with more than twenty years of experience at startups, government agencies, and Fortune500 companies across various sectors including financial, hospitality, and homeland. His focus is on building high performing innovative organizations and teams that deliver value early and maximize ROI.

Fadi’s background is in technology consulting and product development. At client sites, Fadi trains and coaches teams on agility, leadership, product management, user-centered design, Agile engineering practices and DevSecOps.

When Fadi is not teaching or coaching, he enjoys skiing, cycling and diving.

Find out more at https://www.kaizenko.com/about


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