The Three Pillars of Agile Quality & Testing

Bob Galen & Mary Thorn

Velocity Partners & Ipreo

Mary Thorn and Bob Galen are working on a new agile testing book to be published in Q4 2014 – Q1 2015. It will focus on a framework for guiding organizational and team transformation from more traditional quality and testing strategies to those more conducive to the agile methodologies. They have found that this transition to be: 1. Difficult and challenging under the best of conditions 2. Often it has a development or technical-centric quality and testing is “left behind” 3. Often the quality and testing folks don’t understand how to drive the strategic change; 4. And most often, there…....

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About Me!

Bob is an agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach based in Cary, NC, Bob Galen helps guide companies in their adoption of Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. Bob is a principal agile evangelist at Velocity Partners, a leading agile nearshore development partner; president of RGCG; and frequent speaker on software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership at conferences and professional groups. He is a Certified Scrum Coach, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an active member of the Agile and Scrum Alliances. In 2013 Bob published Scrum Product Ownership–Balancing Value from the Inside Out. Reach him at bob@rgalen.com.

Mary Thorn has a broad testing background that spans automation, data warehouses, and web-based systems in a wide variety of technologies and testing techniques. During her more than seventeen years of experience in healthcare, HR, financial, and SaaS-based products, Mary has held manager and contributor level positions in software development organizations. She is a strong leader in agile testing methodologies and has direct experience leading teams through agile adoption and beyond.


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