4400 Rosewood Drive
Pleasanton, California 94588

I am very excited to announce the first public offering of my 2-day experience-based Agile Testing class. This is the same class that I have been successfully presenting privately, onsite, for clients for the last two years. The 1-day version of this class that I presented as a tutorial at the STAREast and STARWest conferences sold out and was very well-received.

See https://www.regonline.com/at121008 for information and registration, or read on...


Agile Testing
a 2-day experience-based class
with Elisabeth Hendrickson and Dale Emery

(in which there will be lots of exercises, demonstrations, and discussions, and absolutely no slideshows, and no long, boring lectures)


Wednesday and Thursday, Dec 10 and 11, 2008


Carr America Conference Center
Pleasanton, California


$995 if registering on or before Nov 15
$1295 if registering after Nov 15
20% group discount if registering 2 or more people simultaneously


When a software development organization adopts Agile practices, the testing practices must become Agile as well. But what does that mean? This 2-day experience-based class provides participants with an in-depth understanding of how testing changes when a team adopts Agile methods.

On the first day, we run an in-depth simulation that gives participants the opportunity to experience an Agile transition. In the simulation, participants drive process changes to increase Agility, reflecting and adapting their working agreements to increase communication, collaboration, feedback, and visibility. By the end of the first day, participants have a clear understanding of the Agile values and principles, and what transitioning to Agile means for testing.

During the second day we cover concrete Agile Testing practices such as Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), Agile test automation techniques, and Exploratory Testing.

Space is limited! In order to ensure the class is as interactive and experience-based as possible, participation is limited to 25 people.


- The characteristics of a truly Agile team
- Driving development with tests: Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD)
- Agile test automation practices
- Exploratory Testing on Agile projects
- Lightweight test documentation
- Agile test management practices


Everyone who is either currently on an Agile team or who has an interest in learning how testing is done in Agile. That includes:

- Business Stakeholders such as Scrum Product Owners, XP Customers, and business analysts.
- Developers of all kinds including programmers, architects, designers, and database specialists.
- QA and Test specialists including testers, test automators, quality assurance specialists, quality managers, and quality engineers.
- Managers, Leads, and Coaches, and anyone else managing, leading, or coaching the efforts of anyone on an Agile team.

This class is intended to help everyone on an Agile team learn how testing activities fit into Agile methods. Because everyone on an Agile team typically ends up doing some kind of testing, everyone on an Agile team can benefit from this class.

No specific technical knowledge is assumed.*

* It is worth noting, however, that you will see actual, real code on day 2. But it's written in Ruby and is highly readable and we are sure you'll be able to follow along just fine even if you are not a programmer. If you are a programmer and are interested in going into the technical details of ATDD and TDD in greater depth than we can cover in the class, we are happy to provide more technical detail during breaks or after class ends. We love this stuff. We live, eat, breathe, and sleep software development. And we are test obsessed. So we are really really happy to talk about this stuff with anyone who enjoys talking about it.


Please visit https://www.regonline.com/at121008


Elisabeth Hendrickson
Quality Tree Software, Inc.

Official Website: https://www.regonline.com/at121008

Added by ElisabethHendrickson on October 27, 2008