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This track will help participants understand how they can fit traditional test practices into an Agile environment as well as explore real-world examples of testing projects and teams in varying degrees of Agile adoption.

The Art of a Renaissance Tester: How Many Hats Can You Wear?

The Renaissance was an era in which many of history’s greatest thinkers lived, Da Vinci, Copernicus, Michelangelo, Galileo, Alberti. It was the inspiration for a term we call “Renaissance man”, as many polymaths were a part of this era. A Renaissance man (a.k.a. polymath) was a person whose expertise spanned a significant number of different […]

The Intersection of Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Accessibility deals with designing products that allow those who otherwise could not use them to gain access to information and services through assistive technology. Inclusive Design seeks to do a similar thing, but instead of focusing on the outer reaches of disability and assistive technology, the goal is to design products that take into account […]

A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners

In Scrum the Product Owner is relatively starkly defined. They are the owner of the Product Backlog and represent the “customer”. In many organizations, they “go it alone”, trying their best to represent business needs for their teams. What’s often missing in this approach is a wonderful collaborative connection between the teams’ testers and the […]

Quality First!

Idea – A follow up to our most popular blog posts this year focusing on moving QA upstream, before development has even started. We’ll discuss some of the struggles we have encountered before and during our transition to agile, and testing in a Continuous Delivery world. How do you get engineers to think about testing […]

Collaborative Testing: Why We CAN Have Nice Things

ATDD and BDD sound great, but how does a team that is more used to traditional methods of development and testing make the transition? We’ll talk about some practical steps to get there, plus some very important shared values that the team must possess before attempting this type of development. We’ll talk about how this […]

Quality Testing and Agile at Salesforce

Salesforce adopted agile methodologies over 7 years ago. Over the years, it has helped us to drive innovation, productivity and become the world’s #1 CRM solution. Salesforce has taken agile methodologies and created a unique approach called the Adaptive Delivery Methodology (ADM). During this session, we will provide an ADM overview and how it helps […]

More Top Performance Problems and Metrics for Testing

Ever wondered why Healthcare.gov really had a problem or why BestBuy was down on Black Friday? Or what is the real reason behind that maintenance screen when you just tried to access your online banking system? If the system crashed under the load – why didn’t they test it properly? Or did they but forgot […]

DevOps: Find Solutions, Not More Defects

The promise of DevOps is that we can push new ideas out to market faster while avoiding delivering serious defects into production. Andreas Grabner explains that testers are no longer measured by the number of defect reports they enter, nor are developers measured by the lines of code they write. As a team, you are […]

The Real Role of an Agile Tester

There is a labeling issue in the software development industry, and it’s doing a disservice to us as software testers. In this talk, I look at the many roles a tester can fill on an agile team, how we’ve typically been labelled, and why these labels are holding us back from having a wider impact. […]