Kimberly Tatum, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kim Tatum is an experienced manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP within the Functional and Test Capability. Kim has deep knowledge and understanding of testing across multiple industries. She has full project life cycle experience primarily focusing on strategy and advisory services for the implementation of testing frameworks. Kim has presented at testing conferences and speaks at local colleges on testing trends. She is a facilitator for Deloitte Faculty Excellence, a week long facilitation session teaching new practitioners how to be consultants.

QUEST 2014 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Presentation: Best Practices for Performance Testing in an Agile Environment

Thursday, April 10: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Performance agile testing transformation is a journey that is as much about people and organizational culture as it is about process change. Most people in the technology field understand that agile is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development. It is a methodology where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross functional teams. However, waterfall and agile projects take fundamentally different approaches in completing requirements, design, development, and testing activities. Because of the short time frames in agile, performance testing should be considered in all stages. A well-executed agile performance testing strategy can detect performance defects early and help achieve faster time to market. In this discussion you will look at best practices for achieving performance testing in an agile environment. Kim and Bryant will cover an overview of the agile methodology, performance testing within sprints, and agile performance testing challenges and benefits.