Jeff been helping companies improve the way they build software since the early days of Agile. His emphasis on Continuous Delivery has fostered new technical and collaborative techniques that help teams deliver high quality software every day. He is driven by Lean values and principles, technical excellence and rapid delivery of value to customers.
Jeff has developed numerous open source tools to help teams with their automation efforts toward building Continuous Delivery pipelines. His book “Cucumber and Cheese – A testers workshop” has helped many people on their journey to highly automated systems done by testers, developers and business working in collaboration. Jeff codes, coaches, trains and mentors organization leaders, teams and individuals to deliver software quickly, reliably and in a sustainable way. He argues that it is possible for a team to have zero defects and there is no need to use defect tracking tools.
Jeff was one of the co-founders of LeanDog and recently his new company, Tango, playing the role of CTO and developing people skills. While his nickname is Cheezy, there is nothing cheesy about his passion on what he does.
KEYNOTE: It’s a Strange World
What does the future look like? Some might try to look at the past as an indicator of what the future brings. Others might look at technical trends to understand where things are going. Many in our community spend no time contemplating such things. Many spend all of their time fearing what will come.
Well, we are all fortunate. Cheezy has seen the future – all three of them – and he says it’s a fun and exciting place. And this future world is coming sooner than you might think. With companies driving toward Continuous Delivery armed with DevOps and Business Agility the world of the future is a very different place than where we live today. It is sure to take us out of our comfort zone.
But what does this world look like for testers? Should we feel good about our prospects or should we fear for the survival of our unique species? As we move away from anything that remotely resembles a testing phase to a world of instantly releasing software, will developers finally take over the world?
FULL DAY WORKSHOP „Acceptence Test Driven Development”, Wednesday, 11/10/2017
The software industry is changing rapidly. With the new approaches to software development that have been introduced over the past 20 years we have learned that we can deliver value rapidly to our end users. We have moved from yearly releases of our software to quarterly and sometimes even more frequent releases. And yet the pace is increasing. With the introduction of DevOps and the focus on Continuous Delivery we are learning that there is value in delivering small changes every day.
In order to work in this new world we need to change the way we test. The idea of testing something after development is complete just doesn’t work when the code goes to production with each commit. Even the idea of “regression” seems incompatible with the idea of CI/CD.
Join Cheezy as he introduces the technics and approaches necessary to deliver high quality software in this new world. In this hands-on workshop he will walk you through the creation of an application from scratch. As a tester you will focus on all aspects of quality for the application which include:
- Story mapping to define the high-level application requirements and release strategy
- Progressive Elaboration of our requirements
- The Acceptance Test Driven Development workflow
- Learning what to test, who should test it, and how much
- Effective automation strategies to build useful non-brittle automation
- How to truly leverage a Build Pipeline
- How does DevOps change our testing approach
This workshop will for ever change the way you view testing and your role on the team.
Number of seats is limited, register now!