Agile and Automation

Feb 15 2011 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

The sooner that a team discovers a defect, the less it costs to fix and the more time the team has to focus on more creative and interesting tasks, thereby improving the productivity of the team and the overall quality of the product. That is the point of automation – early warning, removing the tedious, improving quality overall. This presentation will focus on different kinds of tests (unit, functional, exploratory, smoke, performance, stability), which ones should be automated, and at what point in the process. We will also take a deeper look at ATDD and TDD and discuss your questions around practical practices.

Speaker’s Bio:

Jim Elvidge holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He has applied his training in the high-tech world as a leader in technology and enterprise management, including many years in executive roles for various companies and entrepreneurial ventures. He also holds 4 patents in digital signal processing and has written articles for publications as diverse as Monitoring Times and the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Today, Jim focuses on helping companies transform into organizations that are more nimble, more productive, and healthier than they were before. This includes Agile adoption via coaching software development teams through Scrum or Kanban, as well as assisting with organizational changes, planning, visioning, and management. Jim is currently an Agile Coach with Big Visible Solutions.

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