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Speaker Title Abstract Public
Frederic Oehl Introduction to Agile Methods In 2001, 17 software engineers published the Agile Manifesto. We will review the Manifesto to talk of the changes involved by the move to agile. We will also introduce some of the Agile Methods. Beginner
Fran O'Hara Scrum – A Tester's Perspective Of all the agile methods, Scrum seems to be spreading the most. However, Scrum does not say much about testers and testing and, in many cases, organisations using agile struggle to implement effective approaches to testing and achieving the productivity enhancements with the required level of quality. This is because of issues such as
• Implementing SCRUM as a effective work management approach but without designing/adopting appropriate development and test practices within the incremental framework
• Partial implementation of agile methods and agile mindset sometimes resulting in negative quality implications
• No clear Scrum test strategy

This presentation will:
• Explain the essence of Scrum, its roles, practices and the mindset changes required
• Define how the tester fits into the Scrum team
• Present the key learning points so far in Scrum from a test perspective including testing without detailed requirements, testing strategies in incremental/iterative environments and how to integrate agile practices such Test Driven Development (TDD) and exploratory testing in Scrum

Colm O'hEocha New to Agile 1) Agile is different - it involves a paradigm shift in how we conduct
software development. Its not just a case of buying a new tool and
renaming roles in the team - it involves a highly pragmatic,
risk-adverse approach to development, based on the same lean thinking
that made manufactures like Toyota world leaders in product development.
2) Agile is good - research shows it is delivering real business
agility, productivity, quality. Real world experiences with agile can
be used to build strong business cases and demonstrate its benefits.
3) Agile is going mainstream - contrary to common myths, its not just
for small co-located teams working on green-fields projects where
quality isn't critical. Its being applied across global enterprises
and a wide variety of project types.
Richard Bowden 2 Case Studies Richard will speak on his experiences with using scrum on two projects with varying results - a website redesign project and the configuration/deployment of a Saas based front office solution. All
Mark Sheppard Agile in Action If you are new to Agile and you’ve heard some phrases like “Showcase”, “Daily Stand-up” and “User Story” but were too embarrassed to ask what they meant, this session is for you. By referring to actual examples and case studies, we will bring these terms to life. We will show you how real business value was delivered by projects big and small using these and other Agile techniques. All
David Williams Agile Services Oriented Architecture Does Agile development help you develop Service Oriented Architectures? What happens when you combine the world of SOA with Agile practices? All