Creating an Agile Test Team Isn’t a Game…Or Is It?
When it comes to our agile testing teams, the best we can hope for is to hire the right people with the right attitude and necessary aptitude. And then once they’re part of the team, to nurture their QA and testing skills. And we all know being a successful agile tester requires a different set of skills and aptitudes, and perhaps even personality traits, than other types of testers. How do we accomplish such a monumental task? Several years ago, Bob had an epiphany…GAMES! He recalled his military days and the war games the Army would play. He thought back to his consulting for the Navy to teach them how to automate tests against flight simulators. History tells us games go back over 2,300 years as a tool to teach. Thus, he began using games, puzzles and brainteasers to provide ongoing development of testing skills and to assess if a potential new hire has “what it takes” to be part of a dynamic, agile testing team. Join Bob Crews for this uber-interactive, high audience participation, fast-paced presentation as we play the games and solve the puzzles which can assist in building and developing great Agile testing teams! The audience will learn: The value of utilizing games, puzzles and brainteasers to educate and reinforce knowledge; the benefits of using brainteasers and puzzles during the hiring process; and how games and brain twisters can be used as an observation tool