Planning your Testing and Releases

Th10     Start Time : 14:15     End Time : 16:00

Interactive Workshop

Talk Abstract:

Backlog ordering can be cumbersome. In this workshop we learn how to order our backlog based upon business value and define a roadmap that delivers a workable release. The workshop is based upon the green-traveler case. A travel agency that offers environmental friendly journeys. Based upon a given backlog teams will learn how to sort their backlog in order to define the business value. As a next step we will use a customer journey to assess the result of the initial sorting and learn that release thinking will lead to a different approach but will yield in more business value and faster feedback for the business. We will explore the role of testing as a measure to create feedback and assess whether the roadmap should be altered to optimize for testing. In the 3rd round the teams will enhance their roadmap in order to reduce the time to market of their initial MVP, to create a faster feedback loop for testing and to check whether the technical solution aligns with the company goals.

Join this session if you want to gain a better understanding in how to plan for business releases and MVP’s that yield value and want to participate as a tester in this process to ensure that testing is embedded in the approach.

Key Takeaways:

  1. How to prioritize a backlog without losing yourself in technical discussions
  2. How the define releases based upon a customer journey
  3. How to embed testing in the planning process


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  • Speaker


    Derk-Jan de Grood - Senior Test Manager , Squerist, Netherlands

    Derk-Jan de Grood works for Squerist as senior test manager and agile transition coach. As consultant he helps originations with their Agile Transformation and embedding quality. He wrote several successful books on software testing and frequently publishes articles and columns for the major magazines. In 2014 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award. In 2016 he published a new book: Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum. He is an experienced trainer, workshop host and a regular speaker at conference like Testing Uruguay, the Seoul Testing Conference, EXPO:QA, and the Agile Testing Days and STAR conferences in Europe and America. On his own blog he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit.