Wednesday, October 10, 2018                                                                 

How To Write A Recipe For Automated Testing

As Agilists we strive to achieve Business Agility, that is, by reducing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.  This task can be overwhelming in a world that demands continuous delivery of quality products. Using automated testing techniques is one engineering practice we can use to help us continually drive that quality, however, introducing new tools and techniques can further complicate our delivery.  So how can we achieve Business Agility, automate our delivery, and set ourselves up for success?

Believe it or not, it all starts with a well-refined user story.  This talk will show you simple techniques we can use as business analysts to write awesome, structured user stories that will become the basis for our automated tests.  The techniques include developing a common language and taxonomy that will reduce the VUCA, but also streamline our process, set our team up for a test-first mindset, and give us many other bonuses.

Download John’s presentation here.


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John Riley

John Riley is the Principal Agile Coach and Trainer for Ready Set Agile in Columbus, OH. He holds certifications for all scrum roles, and his career has also focused on applying techniques in Lean Manufacturing and Application Lifecycle Management for process improvement as an Enterprise Architect. John is also passionate about mentoring by example to help development teams become high performing through continuous improvement.