[In this blog post Bob Galen gives an outline of his reasoning
for his upcoming webinar topic 'Keys for Transitioning from
Traditional to Agile Testing,' and details what you can expect. Register
So it's been over 10 years since the Agile Manifesto surfaced.
In fact, the signatories met at the Agile 2011 conference last year
in Salt Lake City to commemorate the 10th year anniversary. A lot
has happened in the first ten years of agile. The methods have
matured and gained near mainstream adoption across a wide variety
of domains. I personally believe they've proved themselves
everywhere by now.
You'd think that after all this time that agile adoption would be
smooth and the transition for many of our functional disciplines
nearly by-rote. Yet, you still see many functions struggling with
moving towards agility: Organizational & Functional Management,
Project Managers, Business Analysts, and yes...QA & Testers
find the agile journey to be a tough one.
Of particular interest to me are the challenges facing traditional
testers moving into agile teams. What are they keys to making the
move well, what are some of the key challenges I've seen, and how
to move through them. Beyond facing the challenges, the goal should
be to achieve a true agile mindset when it comes to quality and
testing. Why? Because I've seen the difference that outstanding
developers and outstanding testers make within a healthy, truly
collaborative and cross-functional agile team.
They drive customer value, while building great, high quality
software. They work as a team and they have fun while doing so.
That's why I'm sharing this webinar-in the hope of helping testers
effectively traverse this path.
This webinar will take place on 8th March at 1pm GMT
(check your local time).
Learn more about the webinar
Bob Galen is an agile coach at Deutsche Bank Global Technology
and director, agile solutions at Zenergy Technologies, a North
Carolina-based firm specializing in agile testing and leading agile
adoption initiatives. Bob regularly speaks at international
conferences and professional groups on topics related to software
development, project management, software testing, and team
leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing (CSP),
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and an active member of the
Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. In 2009, Bob published Scrum
Product Ownership-Balancing Value from the Inside Out, which
addresses the gap in guidance toward effective agile product
management. You can reach Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or