No defects in a government setting? What does that really mean?

We have heard a lot about no defects or zero defects, but is that reasonable or achievable in the government context?  How else can each sprint be deployable? Or how can you get to true flow with each story deployed to production?

 This session will explore how to get to a no defects posture across all of the tests required in a government setting. 

We will look at the various types of testing:

Unit, Functional, Integration, Security, 508, System, User Acceptance, etc 

We will look at what defects mean and how (or if) they should be tracked

We will look at what potential impediments from government organziations may exist in reaching a no defect state of software delivery

We will look at what tools and techniques can be used successfully in the government setting to address the impediments and achieve no defects in released software

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Opening 25-30 minutes

Presentation of what no defects means in the commercial world, what additional considerations exist in government sector, what additional tests might need to be addressed, how to address those tests with tools and techniques, what structural changes might need to happen for a team to be at no defects (ongoing authorization and integration of 508 trusted testers into the sprints for example), 

15 minutes of table exercise (or paired discussion depending on room setup and number of people) to look at ways to overcome some issue within individuals organization

First question: What is one issue that you are or could be facing in moving to no defects? 

Follow on: What is one action based on this discussion that can be taken to help remove that impediment and move closer to no defects?

Share actions out with larger group

15 minutes Question and Answer

Closing/conclusion

Learning Outcome

Learn what is needed to apply the no defect policy within a government agency

Take away at least one action/change that can be made to move closer to no defects

Target Audience

Agile PMs, Agile executives, Agile Developers, Agile testers, Agile governance

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    George Dinwiddie and Phillip Manketo

     

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