Bill has been working with Agile methods and on Agile projects since 2005. In those 10 years, he’s worked on projects with a great deal of documentation and some projects with very little documentation created. Using that experience and some interactive activities, Bill will provide some tips on helping your team find the right amount of documentation for your Agile project. He will also talk about how to get the Agile documentation completed efficiently. Project documents that will be discussed include:
Business Requirements Document
System Architecture Document
System Security Accreditation Document
User Experience Design Document
Screen Design Documents
Class Hierarchy and State Transition diagrams
Test Strategy Document
Test Plans for functional test, integration test, system test, smoke test, performance/load/stress test, and user acceptance test (UAT)
Project status reports
Note: Attendees receive PDUs to use for recertification credits at PMI, QAI, ASQ, ISC2, ISACA, IEEE or ISTQB.
Bill Rinko-Gay is a Scrum Coach for the City of New York’s Department of Sanitation, currently helping DSNY with its largest enterprise development project to-date, the Sanitation Management Analysis and Resource Tracking (SMART) system. SMART is being developed using Agile methods with Scrum and Kanban along with some traditional methodologies. Bill joined the project in July of 2014. The project just began UAT on time and the Pilot will begin in May.
Bill has been involved in Software Test and Quality Assurance since 1982 when he began testing command and control software for orbiting satellites for the US Air Force. Frustrated with the lack of structure in the testing community, Bill began working on a more comprehensive approach to Software Quality Assurance. Since leaving the DOD Bill has worked on projects in the defense, computer manufacturing, publishing, computer security, financial, state, and local government vertical markets. Bill has experience in development teams, ranging in size from three to sixty, and is in his fourth decade in the field. Bill is still evaluating techniques to allow teams to produce better quality software with greater efficiency with a good work-life balance. Bill currently teaches a two-day course in Agile testing. Bill currently holds a PMP and a Certified Scrum Master certification. Bill has spoken several times for the QAI and at QAAM meetings on testing and Agile topics including Preparing for Test Automation, handling contracts that require both Agile and Waterfall methodology, Career planning with Agile, and how to organize an Agile test project. Bill was voted the QAAM Speaker of the Year for 2013.
Hilton Garden Inn
8241 Snowden River Parkway
Columbia, MD 21045
Directions to the Hilton garden Inn in Columbia, MD
From Baltimore Washington International Airport -
Exit airport and take I-195 west. Exit 2B/RT 295 South Washington. Stay on 295 South to MD Route 100 west. Travel on Route 100 to exit 3/Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second light. The hotel is on the immediate right.
From Reagan National Airport -
Exit airport to I-395 northern Virginia. Take 395 to 495 towards Rockville. Take 495 to I-95 north. Exit I-95 at exit 43B/RT 100 Ellicott City. Take RT 100 to exit 3/Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second light. The hotel is on the right.
From Interstate 95 -
Take Route 100 West/Ellicott City to Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
From route 295 -
Exit Route 295 onto Route 100 west Ellicott City. Then take Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
From Route 29 -
Take Route 29 to Route 100 east Glen Burnie. Then take Snowden River Parkway exit. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
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Fee for attending the meeting is $ 35.00 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. QAAM does not accept credit cards.