Dragan Spiridonov_TestCon Vilnius

Context-driven Agile Tester

Being an Agile Tester can be really challenging. I would like to share with you experience from two types of company cultures – outsourcing and startup worlds to help you understand context-driven agile: you introduce testing in different ways in different agile organizations.

In the last couple of years, I had a chance of working both in an outsourcing company and in an emerging startup. Things that you read about Agile or Lean philosophy are nice in theory, the practice can be quite different. What are differences between these approaches?
You will be presented how teams I have worked with in outsourcing and startup company implemented different methodologies to get to the same goal – deliver the quality product. We have mostly used Scrum and Kanban but adapted them to fit our needs. Each approach has brought new tasks, tools and learning opportunities for me as a software tester on a team. What are challenges when the context is switching fast, and how to adapt to those changes?

Join me for learning from my experiences how testing in agile can be different and pick the pieces that fit your current situation.

Key takeaways:

-Learn what does it mean to be an Agile tester in any context: Agile or Lean, Scrum or Kanban;

-Understand the basics behind the practices that could be applied in your company;

 -Learn how to overcame challenges for a software tester when the context is switching fast.