Past Meetup

Burlington Testers Group: Using Dependency Mapping to Enhance Test Principles

This Meetup is past

29 people went

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

60 Lake Street · Burlington, VT

How to find us

On the second floor in "the classroom"

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Come hang out with us and learn about Dependency Mapping with Lisa Crispin! She is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley, 2014) and Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009). Lisa recently moved to Vermont and the BTv tech community is fortunate to benefit from her expansive testing knowledge.

ABOUT DEPENDENCY MAPPING: Software teams often don’t control all the pieces and parts of their development or delivery environments. Especially in large organizations, multiple teams, each with different focuses and goals, are needed to deploy new and updated features. Seemingly unimportant details have the potential to derail a project or a design, before you’ve had time to adjust. How can you and your team become aware of external impacts, and find ways to get value out to customers? Lisa Crispin will shine a light on organizations and their dependencies in this meetup. She’ll help participants learn to use dependency mapping to identify all the other people, resources, external organizations and more that can impact a software delivery team.


--Learn different kinds of dependency mapping and the visual and informational value they provide

--Learn interview techniques that you can use to collect data about your application’s dependencies, and how to turn that into visual maps to help your team manage those dependencies.

--Practice interviewing and creating maps to help identify relationships you need to build with other parts of your organization.

Whether you're a QA Engineer, a software dev who cares about writing quality code, or someone just getting in to software, come join us for this talk with Lisa Crispin.