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Thursday, August 8 • 10:45 - 12:00
Testers & Developers: What Can You Teach Each Other? (Lisa Crispin, Bill Wake)

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Have you ever said…?
“I wish those ____ understood __”
“I wish those __ would teach me about ___”
If so, this is the workshop for you.
The goal is to help testers and developers (and others) collaborate more effectively.
This will be a true workshop:
First we'll set the stage of what problems we are trying to solve. First, how can teams benefit from skills transfer across roles, why do we need to help make that happen? We'll talk about potential communication barriers due to experience, competencies, background, terminology among roles, and give a couple of our own examples of ways we have addressed that type of problem.
Then we’ll work in small groups, where each group has a mix of people from different roles. Each group will identify a topic, then prepare a poster, picture, or sketch note to help explain that topic to others. We’ll share, critique, and revise.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll have had a chance to work on a topic in a group, and been exposed to the topics from other groups.
We’ll post pictures afterwards so you and others can share.

Learning Outcomes:
  • * Identify good ways to transfer skills across roles
  • * Become familiar with the tools and terminology used by other roles so you can collaborate comfortably
  • * Promote the whole-team approach to building a quality culture


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Lisa Crispin

Co-founder, Agile Testing Fellowship
Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of three books: Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams; the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video... Read More →
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Bill Wake

Sr. Consultant, Industrial Logic, Inc.
Bill Wake (www.xp123.com) is a consultant with Industrial Logic, Inc. (http://industriallogic.com). Before that, he was an independent consultant from 2001 to 2007, then spent two years managing software development at Gene Codes Forensics. Bill has worked with teams in a variety... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Maryland Ballroom A