Agile Testing UK:The (rocky) road to agile at The Walt Disney Company EMEA - An experience report
The (rocky) road to agile at The Walt Disney Company EMEA - An experience report
Richard will cover his teams successes and failures, with a focus on
what has proved to be the most difficult nut to crack, true agile
He will explore some of the blind alleys and false starts
his team has grappled with as they have slowly come to appreciate what
agile testing is all about.
He will also discuss some of the
environmental factors that have had to change to get to the point that
more people are beginning to take agile testing seriously.
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ABOUT RICHARD GLEW
Richard Glew is a twelve year veteran of the Walt Disney Company where
he manages one of the EMEA development teams delivering a wide range
of applications to internal customers globally as well as Disney’s
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ABOUT THE AGILE TESTING UK
This group aims to provide a meeting place and regular events for anyone involved in testing products which are developed in an Agile environment. Come to meet fellow testers, share stories and experiences about tools and techniques which may, or may not, have solved testing problems on other Agile projects.
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