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This track will help participants understand how they can fit traditional test practices into an Agile environment as well as explore real-world examples of testing projects and teams in varying degrees of Agile adoption.

DCAST at STPCon

Listen to “STP Radio with Peter Kim & Cynthia Wu of DCAST” on Spreaker. STPCon is giving DCAST the amazing opportunity to host a Meetup at the conference. You don’t need to be an attendee of the conference to come to this event. If you aren’t able to go to STPCon this your chance to […]

Advanced Test Automation Techniques for Responsive Apps and Sites

Responsive web design has become the preferred approach for building sites and apps that provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience on any phone, tablet, desktop or wearable device. However, automatically testing these responsive sites and apps can be quite a challenge, due to the need to cover all supported layouts, their respective navigation, and […]

Roundtable: Exploring the KEYS of Agile Testing

Let’s face it. Testing in agile teams is different. Instead of testers driving all of the work or decisions, it becomes a team activity. But this opens another set of challenges. How to fit into, influence, and operate within an agile team context? This roundtable is focused towards exploring all aspects of quality and testing […]

Improving Your Testing Methodology Using Docker

Wonder how you can make your testing more efficient? Join Glenn Buckholz as he explores Docker, a technology that allows rapid development and deployment via containers. First, he explains exactly what composes a container, and discusses the differences between a container and an image. Once this is clear, Glenn demonstrates how Docker solves the problem […]

A Testers Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners

In Scrum the Product Owner is relatively starkly defined. They are the owner of the Product Backlog and represent the “customer”. In many organizations, they “go it alone”, trying their best to represent business needs for their teams. What’s often missing in this approach is a wonderful collaborative connection between the teams’ testers and the […]

Software Quality – A Cross Organizational Competency

Software quality is not just the testers responsibility, as agile development demands that teams collaborate to create quality software. Historically, testers served as the last line of defense and were tasked with identifying and driving the resolution of all software defects before promoting code into a production environment. In this model, testers were responsible for […]

Rapid Software Testing in Agile Contexts

Over the last several years, a set of ideas and activities have been dumped into a big bucket called “Agile software development”. Agile development has hit mainstream recognition. Yet there is often uncertainty and turmoil around what “Agile development” means, in theory and in practice, and the confusion affects Agile projects and the people in […]

Workshop: ACCelerate Your Agile Testing

One of the most pervasive questions I’m asked by people testing within an agile environment is how to perform test planning and execute on that plan successfully when you’ve only got two weeks for a sprint – and you’re usually asked to start before specifications and other work is solidified – and things change midway […]

Workshop: Leading Agile Testers – Successfully Making the Shift

There’s a terrible error being made today across many agile organizations. They’re assuming there is no place for test management and leadership in agile, self-directed team contexts. We beg to differ with this view and believe there is a strong need for testing leadership in agile organizations, just not the way we’ve always approached it. […]

CERTIFICATION: ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester (Day 2)

2 Day Course: 9/28 – 9/29 The ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Level Test course, created by Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB), Chair of the ISTQB Agile Tester Working Group, and co-author of the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile […]