Why it is IMPORTANT to build communities of practice in your agile organization ?
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- The importance of building communities of practice
- Steps required to run a communiy of practice in an agile manner
- Different activities which will strengthen the testing community
- Gamification in testing
- Learning the importance of having community of practice
- Being able to build a community of practice
Everyone can join
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