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Thursday, August 8 • 14:00 - 15:15
Help! I am Drowning in 2 Weeks Sprints...How do I determine what NOT to Test! (Mary Thorn)

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Sometimes we allow ourselves to drown in work… We hear it all the time: we as testers complaining at retrospectives to our teams that we do not have enough time to test everything. We, as testers, often work overtime the last week of a sprint to ensure the definition of done is accomplished. Why do they do this? Why do we, as testers, enable the bad behaviors of “Scrummerfall” or a lack of whole-team ownership of quality? In this talk you will learn techniques that allow you to test smarter, not harder, and enable the team to have better conversations that make it clear what they are testing in the sprint. Most importantly, we want you to come out of this session being able to answer the question, “What are you not going to test this sprint?” As well as, how do you receive buy in from stakeholders on such "risk based" approaches. You will be able to take home 5 practical risk based approaches that allow you to swim, not sink, by focusing your own and your team’s efforts on testing the right thing.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The attendees will come away with five risk based testing techniques to take back to their scrum teams teach them in ways limit scrummerfall
  • - 3 amigos
  • - Test Ideas
  • - Test Case Gaps
  • - Pareto
  • - All Pairs
  • Team based conversation techniques
  • Stakeholder buy in on the risk based decisions


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Mary Thorn

Agile Practices Lead, Vaco
During her more than 20 years of experience with financial, healthcare, and SaaS-based products, Mary Thorn has held VP, Director, and Manager level positions in various software development organizations.A seasoned Leader and Coach in Agile and Testing Methodologies, Mary has direct... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
National Harbor 4/5