1) The Bee Colony – creating a hive of activity for Agile teams
By Stevan Zivanovic
2) Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify
By Kristian Karl
The Bee Colony – creating a hive of activity for Agile teams
The use of metaphors to better understand our everyday activities is well understood. To help question what we do and how we behave, particularly in Agile teams, the speaker will use his experience of working in Agile teams and compare this with his other passion, that of bee keeping.
Using videos of the speakers own bee colony and extrapolating the social model of a beehive, the speaker will relate these to the structure and behaviour of an Agile team.
The result is that you, as a professional tester, will have a better understanding of the dynamics of an Agile team, what behaviours you need to demonstrate and the expected outcomes and how not to get you or your team stung. In addition you will also gain a better understanding of bees!
Stevan loves to support people to achieve their best. His long career in the IT industry has taken him from a practitioner in the discipline of software testing to a management consultant; advising, supporting and enabling individuals and teams to change. He has used Agile practices to successfully deliver projects and translated these experiences to facilitate others to achieve. Other interests include Systems Thinking, Decision Theory and use of modelling techniques. Stevan now provides facilitation, training and consultancy services to a wide range of organisations enabling them to make real, sustainable and beneficial change. Stevan’s other great passion, other then his wife of course, is in beekeeping – a self-organising system that provides huge sustainable benefits to others around it. You can contact Stevan via LinkedIn.
Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify
Test automation is a great challenge. The return of investment is often null. It can be expensive. It’s sure to hard to handle. But why do we try to do it, despite all troubles? Because, it can prove itself to be a real time saver. If done correctly.
Kristian will share his and Spotify’s experiences in the field of test tooling and methodologies. It will be all about open source tools, and Model-based testing as key success factors.
Kristian Karl has 18 years of experience in the testing business, and has during that time been given the chance to work in Telecom, Finance, Government and Startups. Even though Kristian has done White Box Testing, Functional Testing, System and Integration Testing, Acceptance Testing, his heart beats strongest for Test Automation using Model-based Testing and Performance Testing. Founder of graphwalker.org and Test manager at Spotify since 2010.