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.
Bryant Brazeal is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Testing Practice who specializes in IT Test Strategy through and Test Execution. His experience spans 12 years as a consulting practitioner and 6 years as an IT Test Manager, managing test organizations from 10 to 300+ resources in multiple geographies, both onshore, near-shore, and offshore. Bryant’s experience includes lead roles in implementing large Testing Centers of Excellence leveraging both IT outsourcing and IT in-sourcing efforts as well as establishing and improving IT test management processes and controls. Bryant holds a BS, MS and Doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia with a concentration in business education, with doctoral concentration in technology integration.
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.