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Better Software West 2018 - Software Quality & Testing

Monday, June 4

Mary_Thorn
Mary Thorn Consulting
Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies
MG

Creating a High-Performance Agile Team

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools’ introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward fairly efficient execution. However, these teams are quite often simply going through the motions—neither maximizing their agile performance nor delivering as much value as they could. Borrowing from their experience and lean software development methods, Bob Galen and Mary Thorn explore high-performance team patterns, which are the thinking models of mature agile teams, including large-scale emergent...

Tuesday, June 5

Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.com
TL

The Tester's (New) Role in Agile Development

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Avoiding siloed development is a tricky business. It’s so easy for agile teams to fall into the rut in which testers only do traditional testing activities, and programmers strictly do their time-worn coding activities. Rob Sabourin shares a number of examples of how testing skills can be applied to a wide variety of activities in an agile project. Testers are among the most skilled team members in story grooming, elicitation, and exploration. Risk analysis in self-organized agile teams empowers testers to drive design decisions. A tester’s affinity analysis skills help clear the way for...

Wednesday, June 6

Brendan_Connolly
Agilysys
BW5

Five Core Values to Focus Your Regression Testing Efforts

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In an agile world where having dedicated testers can be a controversial idea, manual testing is a tough sell. Not all contexts have their testing automated, so what is a manual tester to do when it comes time to release? Your team starts asking about regression testing, requests estimates, and expects justifications for the time being spent. Intuition isn't the answer, and retesting everything is not an option. In this session, seasoned tester Brendan Connolly will share his five core values for focusing your regression testing efforts: consistency over correctness, behaviors over bugs,...

Thursday, June 7

Nir Szilagyi
PayPal
Jose Buraschi
PayPal
BT10

Engineering Productivity and Enterprise Quality at Scale

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Over the past two years, PayPal has been on a journey to modernize its internal development and test systems, from test environments, implementing enterprise continuous integration and code propagation into the development pipeline, to release processes and production code validation. Jose Buraschi and Nir Szilagyi will talk about transforming the code of 5,000 developers across 350 teams and how it required social “magic” to influence behaviors and motivate engagement. This modernization of PayPal's development practices has involved creating reliable integrated test environments,...