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Lessons learnt Integrating Test into the Agile Lifecycle

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Despite extensive uptake in Agile and more recently Lean approaches, many teams and organisations still struggle to achieve a required level of software quality. This presentation will highlight a number of the key real world mistakes being make by organisations and their development teams in relation to integrating test into the agile lifecycle and suggest ways to improve.

This webinar explores issues relating to:

  • The perceived value of testing in agile teams and organisations
  • The meaning of cross-functional and how this impacts on testers and testing
  • Integrating test competency into an agile team – team and organisational issues.
  • How to cope without the traditional independent test manager/lead roles
  • Release and feature level thinking – planning for optimum integration of test
  • Avoiding the mini waterfall in Sprints/iterations where testing is squeezed at the end of the timebox
  • Stories, acceptance criteria and ‘Acceptance’ level TDD
  • What ‘done’ looks like from a test perspective

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Fran O’Hara (Inspire Quality Services, Ireland)

Fran O’Hara is Director and Principal Consultant of Inspire Quality Services. With almost 30 years’ experience in the software industry, he specialises in pragmatic approaches to lean/agile, software process improvement, quality/testing, and associated practices. For the last 5 years, his main focus has been providing agile/lean coaching, training and support to organisations transitioning to agile/lean particularly with Scrum/XP and Kanban.

Fran is a regular speaker at agile, process improvement and quality/testing conferences. He is a certified ScrumMaster, Professional ScrumMaster, an ISTQB testing tutor at advanced level, a trained lead assessor for CMMI and TMMi, a fellow of the Irish Computer Society, a director of the TMMi Foundation, and co-founder of the Irish SIG in Software Testing – SoftTest.

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