An Agile development methodology attempts to simplify some interactions between the stakeholders by focusing on communication rather than documentation. However, in many contracts, the quality and the project manager need to be able to document that functionality was verified for validation of User Stories. This can be very complicated in an Agile project. Management tools, such as Microsoft Project and JIRA, are very popular activity tracking tools. When combined with other tools such as; BitBucket, SourceTree, Confluence, and Zephyr the QA manager has the tools he/she needs to reduce this complication and effectively track the verification process which allows the project manager actual data to report progress against schedule.These tools can help create user stories, document issues, plan sprints and releases as well as helping to report and prioritize your team’s work in full context with complete visibility.
JIRA can help create user stories, document issues, plan sprints and releases as well as helping reporting and prioritizing your team’s work in full context with complete visibility.
Bill will review the complications of verification in an Agile project and demonstrate test management using these tools. Specifically, the presentation will cover:
Managing requirements as User Stories and assuring the incremental changes are not lost – example using JIRA and Confluence
Using Microsoft Project to manage Sprints
Using JIRA and Zephyr to manage test cases - tying back to the Microsoft Project Plan
Using BitBucket and SourceTree to maintain test data
Using JIRA and Zephyr to track progress at the daily Scrum
Using JIRA and Zephyr reporting to report test status
The role of Test Automation
Bill Rinko-Gay is a regular speaker at QAAM as well as the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) conferences. He has over 25 years experience in Software Quality Assurance and 10 years of Software Project Management with Scrum. Bill has worked in many markets including Federal, State, and City Government, Publishing, Education, Finance, Performance testing, and B2C E-commerce.
Bill is currently pioneering a complete Scrum-based project for the City of New York which is successfully using the tool set described above. Bill’s presentations always contain practical advice that attendees can begin using as soon as they return to work.Last but not least, Bill was voted 2015 QAAM Speaker of the Year.
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Take I-95 West from airport to 95 South towards Washington D.C. Take 175 West towards Columbia exit 41B. At your first traffic light make a right onto 108. Make a left onto Lark Brown Rd. continue onto Benson Dr. Hotel is on the right.
Distance from Hotel: 11 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
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Distance from Hotel: 36 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Dullas International AIrport -
I-95 South to exit 27 (I-495 West) to exit 45A. Follow signs to BWI airport, approximately 13 miles from exit 45A