Dana Dietz works in Columbus Ohio in Nationwide’s Application Development Center as an IT Analysis Manager focused on software quality assurance. She leads requirements analysts and test engineers, ensuring capability uplift and consistent approaches in a highly matrix environment. She is passionate about education, experience and exposure as drivers of continuous improvement. Dana’s background is in product management and requirements analysis having worked over 15 years in IT developing software for insurance, financial services and not-for-profit institutions.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

General Session: Defining Done: The Value of User Story Acceptance Criteria

Thursday, April 23: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Do you find it difficult to complete stories on time?  Is rework a consistent part of your work stream?  Are your team members frustrated because they don’t understand how to test the requirements?  Do you really deliver value every time?  Story writing is key to successful implementations.  Collaboration and conversation among analysts, testers, developers, and product owners is critical to ensure a common understanding of scope and a clear definition of done.  Acceptance criteria are the foundation for defining done and testing scope, but sometimes they are hard to get right.  Come to this session to learn about creating strong stories with a clear definition of done.  Tips on critiquing stories to improve acceptance criteria will be reviewed.  Discussion will touch on several different technology stacks for writing testable stories.  Examples of strong and lacking stories will be compared and you’ll go home with a toolkit to use as you work through your own story writing process.