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Fast feedback and virtuous cycle workshop by James Lyndsay

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AVM Informatique

45 Avenue Leclerc · Lyon

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AVM Informatique, 45 Avenue Leclerc, 69007 Lyon

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We are thrilled to announce that James Lyndsay ( is coming to Lyon and will lead a 45' interactive session where attendees will explore how information from testing helps to grow good systems.

About the workshop

In this session, we'll look at how testing helps an organisation as it builds a system. You'll explore customised software to uncover common feedback pathologies, and will dig into what it means, as a tester, to give feedback that is swift, relevant and true.

You'll see a model of how feedback from testing fits with information from other sources. James will show you how to identify and feed virtuous cycles in systems, and we'll talk about specific examples of virtuous cycles in testing.

This session is particularly relevant if you work in a team that tests systems (beyond code), and if your organisation values the information you produce. Come to this session to understand how information from testing helps us to grow good systems.

Bring a computer or hand-held device to test with.

About James

James has been testing since 1986, and has worked independently since setting up Workroom Productions ( in 1994. As a consultant, he's worked in a variety of businesses and project styles; from retail to telecommunications, from rapidly-evolving internet start-ups to more traditional large-scale enterprise.

He's worked to technical requirements for companies that make and sell software, to commercial requirements for companies that buy and use software, and to unexpected requirements everywhere. He's been in and out of agile (and Agile) teams since 2002.

James was an internal irritant to the ISEB exam process for five years, is a regular speaker and occasional teacher, runs LEWT ( (the London Exploratory Workshop in Testing) and has won prizes for his papers.


The workshop will be hosted at AVM office (,4.8166729,15.75z/data=!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m3!2m2!1d4.8345119!2d45.7376937!1m6!1m2!1s0x47f4ebcd47aa429b:0x76b3507e8d6a4d6e!2savm!2m2!1d4.8243858!2d45.7367566!3m4!1s0x47f4ebcd47aa429b:0x76b3507e8d6a4d6e!8m2!3d45.7367566!4d4.8243858) 45 Avenue Leclerc, 69007 Lyon

More details here ( on AVM Informatique and the solutions provided by the company.

Food and drinks will be offered by AVM to all attendees in order to continue the discussion.

Unfortunately seats are limited to 10 slots since we only have an agreement to welcome 10 people from outside the company: reserve your seat fast, but please be kind and do not forget to unreserve your seat if you can not attend.