San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
6:30 to 7:00 PM – Pizza and networking
7:00 to 8:30 PM – Testing Inside Your Timebox: Death to the Hardening Sprint (John Hughes & Jason Cohen)
Testing sprints? Hardening sprints? Why do so many of us have these and other ways to get around completing all our required testing inside our defined timeboxes? Isn't our goal to produce deployable features at the end of every Sprint?
We will examine why it's so hard to accomplish all necessary testing inside the iteration and show how to complete these tests within your timebox. Through interactive discussion and real world examples, we will provide insights on foreseeing, overcoming, and avoiding your hurdles and send you home with both long term methods and short term actions that will yield tangible results in achieving your goal.
About the Speakers:
John Hughes is an Agile Coach and Strategist with Blackstone Technology Group's Federal Practice. John has developed and delivered solutions in the Federal IT space for over 16 years, focusing on Agile for the past five years. As an Agile Coach, and previously a ScrumMaster facilitating Federal development project teams, John loves to spread the Agile gospel and teach teams how to continuously improve their delivery. He is known for his commitment to the client and his vision for the valuable solutions Agile can bring to a project, program, and enterprise.
Tanusree (Tanu) McCabe is a Project Manager with Blackstone Technology Group’s Federal Practice. Tanu has 10 years experience leading enterprise technical solutions delivery. Notably, Tanu has led the delivery of automated solutions facilitating Agile development across the federal government. These automated platforms have enabled teams to realize the efficiencies Agile development methods can bring through automating builds, integrations, deployments, tests, and all manner of management and administration. Tanu values continuous improvement, and like her projects, she herself gets better at Agile with each new project to which she applies Agile practices.
When & Where
ALN DC Chapter
Agile Leadership Network (ALN) Washington DC Area Chapter