Megan Sumrell is the Quality Architect for Mosaic ATM and Mosaic Data Science. She is a Certified Scrum Practitioner with over 19 years of software testing experience. She has worked as a developer, quality engineer, Director of QA, QA Architect, Product Owner, Scrum Master and Agile Coach and Consultant. She has built QA organizations at several software companies including CommerceOne and ChannelAdvisor. She also served as the Director of Transformation Services at Valtech where she not only coached teams transitioning to Agile but also developed and taught several Agile/Lean courses including Agile Testing, Product Owner, and Pragmatic Scrum Master classes. She specializes in process improvement and agile testing and has worked with several teams to help them transition from waterfall to agile practices.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Half-Day Tutorial: Prioritizing Testing: Maximizing Value under Time Constraints

Tuesday, April 21: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

“Hey!  We need to release this software in 2 weeks.  Can you test it real quick?”  Have you ever heard that before?  In this tutorial, we will discuss strategies to add the most value with minimal times, documentation, and information.  We will focus on how to really “get under the hood” of your application to both validate and verify that things are working as expected.  Participants will learn strategies to implement critical manual and automated tests at the last minute.

  • How to prioritize what to test under tight time (and information) constraints
  • How to implement automated tests quickly that add value
  • How to reverse engineer your tests into missing documentation