6:00 p.m. The Albany Club - 91 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario
Over the last several years, a set of ideas and activities have been dumped into a big bucket called "Agile software development". Agile development has hit mainstream recognition. Yet there is often uncertainty and turmoil around what "Agile development" means, in theory and in practice, and the confusion affects Agile projects and the people in them.
There have been some discussion points, such as Mike Cohn’s Agile Testing Pyramid and Marick, Crisipin and Gregory’s Agile Testing Quadrants, and many people have found them helpful. Yet James Bach and Michael Bolton, authors of Rapid Software Testing, still hear testers expressing a good deal of pain over the role of the tester and the structures of testing activity in Agile projects.
Is there really such a thing as “Agile Testing”? Building on what has gone before, Michael Bolton will look at the testing in “Agile Testing”. He'll use the lens of Rapid Software Testing—an agile (but not necessarily Agile) approach to testing that focuses on the mindset, skill set, and role of the tester. Michael will show how Agile projects can—and should—be infused with testing that helps to identify and defend the value of the product while reducing the costs of development.Register
9:00am to 5:00pm The Albany Club - 91 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario
You're a tester, a developer, a business analyst, or someone who manages them. No matter what kind of development model you're using Agile, DevOps, Lean, Scrum, or something more traditional and no matter what kind of business you're in;an established financial institution, big telecom, a medical device company, or a social media startup;the essential mission of testing is always the same. Managers, developers, and the other clients of testing have a central question: are there problems that threaten the on-time, successful completion of our task? Rapid Software Testing answers that question.
Rapid Software Testing (RST) is a complete testing methodology, designed for a world of barely sufficient resources, information, and time. It's is a mind-set and a skill-set focused on performing testing more quickly and less expensively while still completely fulfilling the mission of testing.The approach begins with developing personal skills and extends to the ultimate purpose of software testing: lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product for problems that threaten its value.
RST isn't just testing with a speed or sense of urgency; it's mission-focused testing that eliminates unnecessary work while assuring that necessary work gets done and important questions get answered. RST asks what testing can do to help lower cost, defends value, and speed the project as a whole in any development.
If you are an experienced tester, developer, business analyst, or manager, you'll find out how to reframe and articulate those intellectual processes of testing that you already practice intuitively.You'll discover how to model risk, how to design and describe your test coverage, and how to report problems and progress effectively. You'll learn how to talk about the product and your work clearly without resorting to unhelpful and misleading metrics. If you're a new tester, hands-on testing exercises will help you gain critical experience.
Although Michael lives in Toronto, this is the only public offering of Rapid Software Testing scheduled for Canada this year. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!
Early Bird Price (Register by May 4)
Member before May 4: $1300
Non-member before May 4: $1350
Regular Price (Register after May 4)
Member after May 4: $1450
Non-Member after May 4: $1500
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Lunch will be provided free!Register