Agile Development and Testing - Free Seminar
January 18, 2011 - MCCIA, Pune, India
The Agile methodology has been adopted at many organizations. Unfortunately, many still struggle with the various methodologies (XP, Scrum, Kanban, etc) and can’t settle on just one. While some organizations do have successes in implementing Agile with the development team, they tend to forget other vital parts of the process, mainly testing. We will present two separate seminars, one on how to choose which agile methodology (or how to mix and match several pieces) to implement in your organization and how to do it. The second seminar dives into the value of Agile testing, how to use automated Agile testing tools, and how your organization will benefit from Agile testing.
Who should attend?
Agile Buffet Table
Developers and development managers, especially those using the Microsoft .NET platform.
Any agile team member (dev or tester) that is interested in learning how to make their testing efforts more efficient as well as produce more automated tests at the end of each sprint.
Agenda for January 18, 2011
|9:00 - 9:55 a.m.
||1st session registration |
|9:55 - 10:00 a.m. ||Speaker introduction |
|10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. || |
The Agile buffet table: Implementing your own Agile processes
New to Agile? Having challenges implementing an agile process in your organization? Have you been using Scrum, but need to bend the rules to make it work in your organization? Can’t get the business “buy-in”? Come and learn about implementing an agile process in your organization.
We'll look at the “buffet table” of agile processes and procedures and learn how to properly decide “what to eat.” We’ll start by defining XP, Scrum, Kanban and some other popular methodologies and then learn how to mix and match each process for various scenarios, including the enterprise, ISVs, consulting, and remote teams. We’ll then take a look at agile tools and how they will aid in implementing your development process. Lastly, we will talk about how to “sell” agile to your business partners and customers. The speakers have a very interactive style so participation is encouraged and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ||Break |
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m. ||2nd session registration |
|3:00 - 3:10 p.m. ||Speaker introduction |
|3:15 - 5:00 p.m. || |
Agile Testing session
As more product teams move to Agile methodologies, the need for automated testing becomes essential to generate the velocity needed to ship fully tested features in short iterations. In this session we will look at the differences between traditional testing and agile testing, explore some tools and strategies that can help make your automation more productive as well as how to get the automation effort started for both new and existing agile projects.
|5:00 p.m. ||Conclusion of program |
- Stephen Forte
Chief Strategy Officer
Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools, automated testing and UI components. Stephen is also a certified scrum master. Involved in several startups, prior he was the co-founder of Triton Works, which was acquired by UBM in 2010 (London: UBM.L), and was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc., which was acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN) in 2007. Stephen also speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City and also was co-founder of the New York based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He currently is a Microsoft MVP award recipient, INETA speaker and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York.
- Christopher Eyhorn
Executive VP of Telerik’s automated testing tools division
Christopher Eyhorn is the Executive VP of Telerik’s automated testing tools division where he is building the next generation of automated testing tools. Formally co-founder and CEO of ArtOfTest, he has written automation frameworks and functional testing tools and has worked in a variety roles ranging from developer to CEO within the company. Christopher has worked with a variety of companies ranging in size and industry. He is a licensed pilot that loves to fly every chance he gets and truly appreciates the importance of hardware and software testing every time he takes off.