Abstract/Description

“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road” (Stephen Hawking). As agile teams, we know that we can’t know everything, so we shouldn’t waste time thinking about that which we don’t know and can’t predict. However, we still need to understand our product's risks to help us plan where to focus our testing energy. Annette Head shares the story of how her team used a risk census and a risk burn down chart to do just that. Arm yourself with tools to help you and your team stop worrying about the risk monster lurking under the bed and start sleeping peacefully at night.

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About the Speaker(s)

A QA leader at Principal Financial Group, Annette Head has more than fifteen years experience in the QA field, leading testing efforts for large financial services companies. Annette teaches Scrum, Kanban, and Cucumber within her organization, and loves coaching and mentoring on all things agile and QA. She is a board member of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association. In her free time, Annette volunteers as a teaching assistant and as a mentor for Girls Who Code (girlswhocode.com) and Tech Journey (techjourney.org/), organizations that encourage youth to learn about and pursue technology careers.