As companies embrace more agile development and continue the trend to outsource software development projects, the impact on effective use of testers is significant. Impacts can be traced to testing methodology, practices, reporting, and last but not least the actual contract around which the services are obtained.  Measurable outcomes and assessments are essential, and the development of appropriate testing outcomes requires forethought and planning.  Clareice and Clyneice provide an overview of agile and outsourced testing today, basic contracting concepts, and tips on how to structure a performance-based agile test contract and for successful monitoring once the project is initiated.

  • Explore basic contract concepts and what they mean for agile issues in an agile environment
  • Learn how to develop outcomes that will lead to a better agile test contract
  • Learn how to structure a performance/outcomes -based agile test contract that will improve monitoring efforts

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Clareice Chaney has over 30 years of experience in commercial and government contracting with an emphasis in information technology contracting and specific expertise in performance-based contracting techniques. She holds Master’s Degree, PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager through the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). She has presented at the National Contract Management Association World Congress.

Clyneice Chaney brings over 20 years of testing, quality assurance and process improvement experience. Clyneice holds certifications from American Society for Quality as a Certified Quality Manager, Quality Assurance Institute’s Certified Quality Analyst, and Project Management Institute’s Professional Project Manager. She has participated as an examiner for state quality awards for Georgia and Virginia. Focusing on process improvement and procedure development in the software testing and quality assurance areas, Clyneice has successfully lead process improvement, methodology development, and reengineering projects for organizations wishing to improve their software development, testing processes, and tool implementation. Clyneice has presented technical papers at the Software Engineering Institute: SEPG Conference, American Society for Quality: Quality Manager’s conference, Quality Assurance Institute International Testing Conference, International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Software Test and Performance Testing Conferences.