Welcome to Asia’s greaTEST Agile Event
The Agile Testing Days are dedicated to the world wide community of Software Testers with an Agile Mindset for constant learning and international networking, expanding your knowledge and significantly enhancing your daily working processes and business.
As Agile projects demand quick delivery and continuous value addition to the end users, testers need to step up to the challenges and realize how they can add value to the teams. They have to identify the risks and be more vocal about how the product’s value might be in danger. Being a tester in an Agile team, testers might need to collaborate across stakeholders, identify the loopholes in plans, think of test ideas quickly, document the reports in a lean way and continue to apply the core skill of evaluating the product under test.
Most of the testers forget their core testing skills when they are part of Agile teams and blindly follow the team. Asking questions like “What If…”, “Why Not…” and also evaluating different tools to help the team, learning about different technologies and products helps not just the teams but also the end users who use the product. Exploratory approach in testing and especially in Agile teams can help us discover the risks early and be ready to respond to change. So, let us explore how exploratory testing in Agile projects can help everyone in the team through this hands-on workshop.
Following members have found the workshop useful:
Participants are expected to bring laptops with XMind installed and must have administrator
privilege to install applications. There will be hands-on exercises to highlight the concept.
Ajay Balamurugadas has hands-on experience of over nine years in software testing in a variety of contexts. Starting with Waterfall model, he has worked in Agile teams in multinational companies and startups that got acquired by MNCs. This workshop by Ajay Balamurugadas is heavily influenced by his experiences with different Agile teams building desktop, web and mobile applications. He has attended multiple workshops like Rapid Software Testing Intensive, Exploratory Software Testing, Black Box Software Testing courses and used the lessons to create a customised workshop experience for the attendees.
Ajay understands the pains the teams go through in transitioning to Agile, trying to maintain a healthy burn down chart, being part of a team where there are no more specialists and to investigate the intermittent bug. His unique style of using mind maps to convey the information coupled with hands-on exercises make his attendees fresh and learn quicker.