Leading the Transition to Effective Testing in Your Agile Team

W11     Start Time : 12:00     End Time : 12:45

WATCH: An introduction from Fran

Many agile teams still struggle to deliver quality software. Although Scrum is the pervasive agile framework it leaves it up to teams to define their own agile development/test practices – with a resulting variety of outcomes. With the diversity of practices and contexts it is difficult for the tester to know how to show leadership to help improve their team’s situation.

This presentation will provide you with some insights, derived from practical experiences, to help transition to a more effective way of testing in your agile team – a way that has collaboration and innovation at its heart. We will cover…

  • Testing in the agile lifecycle and ensuring an effective approach to agile testing
  • Quality and Agile – typical pitfalls and how to prevent them
  • User Story Collaborations including preventing defects in User Stories
  • Showing leadership with the testing mindset in agile
  • Speaker


    Fran O'Hara - Director / Principal, Inspire Quality Services, Ireland

    Fran has almost 30 years experience in the software industry having worked in development, test, management and now consulting. Fran specialises in pragmatic approaches to lean/agile, software process improvement, quality/testing, and associated practices. For the last 7 years, his main focus has been providing agile/lean coaching, training and support to organisations transitioning to agile with a particular emphasis on agile testing.

    He is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars. Fran is a Certified/Professional ScrumMaster, Professional Product Owner, an ISTQB testing tutor at advanced level, a CMMI lead assessor, a fellow of the Irish Computer Society, a director of the TMMi Foundation, a member of the Irish Software Testing Board (ISTQB) and co-founder of the Irish SIG in Software Testing – SoftTest.