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What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. At this year’s conference speakers will share with you the lessons that they have learned in Software Testing, as well as how these lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future.

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Tuesday, August 27 • 11:05am - 12:20pm
Walking skeletons, Butterflies and Islands - an agile testing journey

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So you think you're an agile tester? So did I! As it turns out, I've experienced different varieties of "agile" development and the shifting definition of testing in those milieux. I went  from a separate quality department to being involved in most of the sprint activities as a  member of the software product team. Even then, as the team changed and as our situation changed, my testing responded to these changes, becoming a more collaborative experience.

We'll talk about the skills to develop to become a Rockstar Tester in the shifting world of agile software development, which takes flexibility, intellect, judgment, skill, and cooperation with  the folks on your team.

And then there are the minor details of your product's context!

If that intrigues you, come hear the story of how I let go of being "the lone tester" and became the testing teacher and coach for my team. Bring your curiosity and some tough questions for me. The don't call it Open Season for nothing!

Facilitors
avatar for Markus Gärtner

Markus Gärtner

it-agile GmbH
Markus Gärtner works as a testing programmer, trainer, coach, and consultant with it-agile GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. Markus, author of ATDD by Example - A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development, a student of the work of Jerry Weinberg, founded the German Agile Testing and Exploratory workshop in 2011. He is a black-belt instructor in the Miagi-Do school of Software Testing and contributes to the Softwerkskammer, the Germany Software... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claire Moss

Claire Moss

Agile Tester, VersionOne
Software testing speaker, workshop facilitator, author, and blogger. Agile software tester working closely with product development team. I help teams to craft more testable user stories. Testing teacher, unit and integration test review and advisement, exploratory testing coach. Exploratory tester and test automator. | Claire Moss has always had a passion for writing, which might be a strange trait for a discrete mathematician, but that... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:05am - 12:20pm
Hall of Ideas F One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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