Agile + DevOps East 2021 Pre-conference Training : Coaching Your Agile Team to Quality—$895
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 12:30pm to Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 4:30pm

Coaching Your Agile Team to Quality—$895

  • Develop skills to help become the quality champion for your team
  • Explore approaches to proactive planning
  • Understand how to influence and drive change in your testing role
  • Discuss strategies to help your team identify and mitigate risk
  • Learn new tools to enhance your testing
 
The role of testing is changing as more organizations move to agile and DevOps, team members need to be equipped to keep up with the changes. Gone are the days of bug hunting for hours on end, those in testing roles are being asked to shift left and identify potential pitfalls and defects before system testing. Those committed to championing and influencing a quality mindset are critical to successful agile projects and teams.
 
In this course, anyone committed to quality on an agile software development team will be equipped with the skills and tools required to become their team’s quality coach. Participants will learn skills and techniques critical to quality and quality practices with a special emphasis on testing early in the pipeline and strategic test decision making.
 
Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned:
  • Risk evaluation and mitigation strategies
  • Practical techniques and hands-on experience influencing quality
  • New tools and test techniques
  • Understand the key quality metrics used in agile
  • Skills to help drive change in agile teams
 
Hands-on Exercises
Participants will get hands-on in immersive, collaborative exercises designed to reinforce learnings.
 
Who Should Attend?
Experienced testers, developers, product owners, and business analysts with an interest in championing quality within their agile teams.
 
Course Structure
This course includes a mix of lecture and hands-on exercises.
 
Computer and Audio Requirements
Because of the interactive nature of this class, each attendee is required to access the virtual classroom using a computer. Additionally, connecting audio via computer (using an internal or external mic or headset) is required for this class.
Course Outline
What is a quality coach
Role of testing in Agile
Whole team quality
 
Risk Strategies
Using a risk matrix and risk scoring
Communicating risk
Using risk as a metric
Running a risk session
 
Techniques for Influencing Quality
Advocating for quality practices
Partnering with business partners
Static analysis in the requirements phase
Change management
Agile Quality Strategies 
Introduction to TDD, ATDD, BDD
Establishing team norms for quality
Quality management systems
 
Leveraging Metrics in Agile
Understanding metrics
Unexpected metrics
Using metrics to communicate quality
 
New Test Techniques
Pairing
Mobbing
Choosing the right tests for the job
Class Daily Schedule
Day 1: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 2: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 3: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm class schedule at registration.
 
 
Training Course Fee Includes
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits today’s working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.
Brian_Hicks
Coveros

Brian Hicks is a software engineer, development manager, and technical architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience designing and developing software using core Java, web services, and related technologies in both the commercial and public sectors. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster® and has experience implementing agile processes, leading agile teams and implementing DevOps solutions. At Coveros he is responsible for supporting software development consulting and training engagements, focusing on delivery of training courses across the United States.