Increased transparency and the need to drive quantitative business outcomes with a “right the first time” expectation brings a major change to the way we deliver software services. These are key drivers for the transition to agile methodologies. This transition demands a paradigm shift in testing and necessitates nimble processes to be coupled with right tools and technology. Barry Boehm’s principle of “using better and fewer people,” is central to an agile process which requires re-skilling the testing organization. Added to this is the issue of distributed teams, a given in today’s environment. To aid this transition, a best practice is to build innovations and deliver testing services with pre-built assets and out of the box solutions. In this session, you will learn first-hand the critical factors in transitioning to agile methodologies. Deepika will highlight real world experience in agile testing along with assets on various platforms to aid global delivery in a distributed environment.


Speaker:

Deepika Mamnani, Hexaware Technologies

Deepika Mamnani leads the solutions and presales arm of the Quality Assurance and Testing Services group at Hexaware Technologies Inc. Deepika’s core competency is strategic consulting which includes conducting test assessments for testing processes across software development life cycles such as Scrum, XP, and V, defining transition models and governance structures for testing organizations and formulating organization roadmaps. In this capacity, she has played advisory roles for several organizations to set up testing Centers of Excellence both in-house and outsourced. Deepika is a CSTE, CSQA Certified, and is a Certified Scrum Master.