In this webinar agile experts, Bob Galen and Shaun Bradshaw, will explore new ideas and techniques for helping your Product Owner and team deliver better received and higher value products.
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A Tester's Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners
In Scrum the Product Owner is relatively starkly defined. They are the owner of the Product Backlog and represent the “customer”. In many organizations, they “go it alone”, trying their best to represent business needs for their teams. What’s often missing in this approach is a wonderful collaborative connection between the teams’ testers and the Product Owner. A connection where testers help to define and refine requirements, broaden the testing landscape and align it to customer needs, provide a collaborate conduit between the customer and the team, assure that the team is building the “right thing”, and helping to demonstrate complete features . This relationship is not only central to the team, but facilitates transparency and helps gain feedback from the entire organization. Join seasoned agile coach Bob Galen as he shares stories and techniques for doing just this. You will return to your agile teams with new ideas and techniques for helping your Product Owner and team deliver better received and higher value products; not just by “testing,” but by “fostering collaboration.”
- Why it’s important to view the backlog as more than a list of requirements
- How to become an active member of the 3-Pillars
- Why serving as a bridge between the Product Owner and the Team is your Prime Directive
- Why ensuring you’re building the right thing is MUCH more important than “testing”
Register for this free webinar, A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners, on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST
The Tester's Story: Painting the Picture of Risk
In this webinar agile experts, Shaun Bradshaw, will help attendees learn how to better communicate with developers and stakeholders to build and maintain trust.
A tester has a unique responsibility within software development projects. Identifying risk by detecting bugs may be the primary goal of a tester, but how clearly and effectively that risk is communicated can mean the difference between successful mitigation and the nightmare scenario of critical revenue streams being interrupted. Risk communication often means alerting the developers and stakeholders to the critical issues. But no one wants to channel Chicken Little or conjure images of the boy who cried wolf every time a bug is discovered.
When there are critical issues, we as testers must communicate in a manner that delivers the right messages while building trust. But trust can be difficult to create given the special nature of testing and the challenges it can present in the relationship between testers and developers. Add in the stakeholders we must interact with and it’s not always easy for testers to be heard, much less trusted.
This presentation helps attendees learn how to better communicate with developers and stakeholder to not only build and maintain trust, but to ensure issues and defects are proactively addressed by telling an effective story that paints the right picture for all parties.
- What to do when you find a bug (newsflash: it’s not only about reporting the issue)
- How to build trust when communicating with developers
- How to demonstrate risks to project stakeholders
Register for this free webinar, The Tester’s Story: Painting the Picture of Risk, on May 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST