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  • Keynote speaker at TestIstanbul 2018
    Keynote speaker at TestIstanbul 2018
    Next Generation Test Automation: patterns and practices for the future
    The testing practices commonly used today are unsustainable. Fragile, hard-to-maintain tests that don’t give stakeholders all the information they need, when they need it, cannot lead us into the world of Lean and DevOps. Radical thinking is needed.
    In this talk, you will learn about how high performing teams do test automation. You will discover how testing automation is now an activity that starts before, not after development. You will see how the ScreenPlay pattern, an innovative approach, makes test code more flexible, more maintainable, and understandable even by the business. And you will learn how test reporting must go beyond the realm of QA, and give the team and the business as a whole the feedback they need to make quick decisions.
    Learn how test automation is moving from scripting to engineering and beyond.
  • London London


    This talk will present the core concepts of Exponential Business Agility, or XBA. XBA is a set of patterns for organising value streams around self-organising, autonomous teams, and is part of the XSCALE approach to scaling agile. XBA combines the Spotify model with practice patterns drawn from the Iroquois Confederacy, the most successful and longest-lived holarchy in history.

    Learn how Throughput Accounting optimises the contribution of each business function to top line throughput rather than blindly attempting to minimise operating expense.

    And discover how Self-Propagating Transformation avoids pushing change into pre-existing teams, programs or silos, but generates agile capability by grafting the kernel of a new culture onto the trunk of the old.

    Be a pod of dolphins, not a dancing elephant. Don’t try to scale agile. De-scale your organisation instead.


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