Location: Snyder’s Willow Grove Restaurant (Near BWI Airport)
841 North Hammonds Ferry Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Topic: Effective Testing Practices for Agile
Presenter: Raj Indugula
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.
This is a practitioner’s view of testing and testing practices within an iterative development or Sprint environment.We will explore the challenges of testing within such an environment and ways to better integrate the QA professional into what is inherently a developer-centric methodology. This presentation will also be valuable to a Project Manager or End User as well as any SCRUM team member. If quality is paramount, then we ought to move testing to the front of the line and test early and often. Automation lies at the heart of agility and we will look at how test automation techniques and ‘test-first’ design philosophy might be applied at multiple-levels to drive quality.
Contrasting traditional testing with agile testing
Principles and practices of agile testing
Specification by Example – helping the team produce testable code
Multi-level test automation
Raj Indugula is the VP of Technology at LitheSpeed, where he drives product development initiatives using Lean + Agile techniques, provides training and mentoring to organizations transitioning to Agile, and to those looking to deepen their Agile adoption with engineering practices such as Continuous Integration, TDD and ATDD. Over the past 10 years he has led the implementation of multiple enterprise-scale software systems using Scrum and Extreme Programming practices. He has an M.S. in Computer Science. He is a Sun-Certified Java Developer, a Certified Scrum Master, and a SAFe Program Consultant.
Snyder’s Willow Grove Restaurant
From outer loop of beltway (I-695) heading east: Take I-695 east to exit 8 (Hammonds Ferry/Nursery Roads). Snyder’s Restaurant is visible as you exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Take the first right into Snyder’s parking lot.
From inner loop of beltway (I-695) heading west: Take I –695 west to exit 8 (Nursery Road). Stay to the right and turn right at the traffic light for Nursery Road. At second traffic light, turn right onto Hammonds Ferry Road.
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