Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on the "Business Value of Agile Testing: Using Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, & DevOps," which are highly-disciplined contemporary new product development (NPD) approaches for rapidly building high-quality information technology-intensive systems.
He will identify the motivation for agile methods, provide a brief introduction to agile methods, describe the fundamental mechanics of agile methods, and a brief survey of the benefits of agile methods as reported by major industry studies (including rarely seen, late-breaking economic data and results from the top consulting firms).
He will define agile testing and introduce basic and advanced agile testing practices, strategies, metrics, outcomes, costs & benefits, cost of quality, and statistical performance data.
He will then introduce basic and advanced agile scaling practices, case studies of enterprise-level agile testing, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps at major Internet firms, and common agile testing tools and automation suites.
Finally, he'll close with a summary of agile testing adoption rates, common barriers to agile testing, organizational change models for agile testing, and a summary of the benefits of agile testing.
Define the motivation and justification for Agile Methods, Values, Principles, Practices, Paradigm, and Worldview
Identify the salient characteristics, mechanics, processes, methods, and project management paradigms of Agile Methods.
Explain Agile Testing Practices such as Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps.
Describe the Metrics, Costs, Benefits, Business Case, Tools, Adoption Statistics, and Further Resources for Agile Testing.
Note: This briefing has been presented in numerous venues, such as PMI, INCOSE, ALN, DC-SPIN, AFEI, i-SDLC, Innovate Virginia, CMAP, GAO, IRS, SSA, Federal Reserve Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, George Washington University, and a variety of small, medium, and large commercial and public sector organizations. The results of this briefing have been published in a variety domestic and international magazines, journals, and articles (and recently appeared as an op-ed piece in ASQ’s Quality Progress magazine).
Dr. Rico helps oversee a portfolio of large multi-billion dollar IT projects. He has been a technical leader in support of NASA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army for over 30 years. He has led over 20 change initiatives based on Cloud Computing, Lean Thinking, Agile Methods, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, SW-CMM, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, DoD 5000, etc. He specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change. He has been an international keynote speaker, presented at leading industry conferences, written seven textbooks, published numerous articles, is a reviewer for multiple journals, and is a frequent PMI, INCOSE, ALN, and SPIN speaker. He is a Certified PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, FCP, FCT, and SAFe Agilist, and teaches at five Washington, DC-area universities. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Software Engineering, and D.M. in Information Systems. He has been in the IT field since 1983.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. Presentation: 9:05 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunch: Noon to 1:00 p.m. Q & A: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Valuable free professional development opportunity for two QAAM meeting attendees!
At the May 17th QAAM Meeting, TWO FREE PASSES to the Project Management Institute, Silver Spring Chapter (PMISSC) Symposium will be given away!The PMISSC 3rd Annual Professional Development Symposium is- Tuesday, June 14, 2016-8:00 am - 5:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veteran's Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.The Symposium is an opportunity to earn up to 7.5 PDUs, and more information can be found at https://pmissc.org/symposium
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