Agile CatastropheSarika Kharbanda
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Many traditional organizations are turning to Agile adoption and transformation for use as an edge to their competition. But we still see more cases of failure than success around us - no matter how it is painted.
Having lived through the experience of agile adoptions and transformations in the past many years, I will talk about the speed-breakers to such transformations, how to overcome them and learnings from my experience.
THE QA AGILE JOURNEY
Agile is a cultural journey complemented with the skills and expertise of a cross functional team. All departments – Dev, QA and Business has to mould their outlook and supplement it with respective technical and domain skills to give them an agile makeover. For QA, the transformation involves several other changes as well and the adoption curve is mostly rough. Most often, the Development and Business groups are observed to gel faster to agile world compared to the Quality Engineering department. This, perhaps could be because the challenges and outlook change associated with Quality Engineers’ transformation is of much higher degree compared to other units. There are higher chances that QA misses the bus or picks up late. The agile transformation of a company cannot be termed complete if QA transformation is incomplete. In this presentation, Neema Cheriyath attempts to evaluate the various challenges that transforming companies and their QA is bound to experience in their agile journey. Neema narrates the lessons and experiences from her company’s endeavour with QA agile transformation and guides the audience with how QA could be better prepared for this journey and what could be done to ease and accelerate the QA agile adoption curve.