In agile teams, it’s inevitable that team members are expected to be more cross-functional and produce high quality product for their customers. How can agile team members become more cross-functional and take ownership of quality? Often times there seems to be a scarcity of testing talents in agile teams. How can agile teams attain highest quality product when working with very few or no testing talents?

For agile team members to take ownership of quality, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy exposes the power of “Pair Testing” that greatly supports providing faster feedback and producing high quality product all along as a team. For the scarce testing talents and an effective way to become more cross-functional, one approach is for team members to pair up on various (unit, integration, exploratory and several other) testing efforts that ensures the shared eye on quality and learning. Pradeepa talks about several pairing options and opportunities between various specialties in an agile team. She also talks about some “non-typical” pairing opportunities with DevOps, Operations, Sales, Marketing and Support members to name a few.

As a new or an experienced agile team member, learn how to spearhead this technique in your team at various levels and spread the buzz to other teams. As a tester, learn how to get the non-testing talents excited and experience the value of pair testing.

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About the Speaker(s)

As a Life Coach, Agile Coach and a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Pradeepa Narayanaswamy is a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in agile values and principles. As a Life Coach, Pradeepa helps professional women in their life transformation. As an Agile Coach, Pradeepa coaches and mentors several teams to help them succeed in delighting customers. She works with leadership teams in their transformation journey using agile values and principles. She is passionate about and specializes in Agile Testing. She speaks in various national & international conferences. Connect with her in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pradeepanarayanaswamy Follow her tweets @NPradeepa