Agile Testing


How to enjoy the Agile experience

Tauhida Parveen, PhD

This talk provides an overview of testing in an agile environment. Agile testing methods, techniques, and tools and discussed. The roles and responsibilities of a tester through a release and in each iteration is presented.

You will leave this session with:

  • An understanding of how agile development differs from traditional development. As testers, once you have internalized these differences, you can determine where you can best add value to the team and the customer.
  • An understanding of the organizational aspects of the whole team approach
  • The technical impacts of rapid iterations and increased automation
  • The behavioral characteristics of embracing change



The Stars Align: Business, Development, and Testing

This workshop will cover business analysis and its importance in product development. It will also cover how business requirements can be used to drive development using Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and its predecessors Test Driven Development (TDD) and Acceptance Test Driven development (ATDD).

Tauhida Parveen is currently the University Department Chair of Software Engineering at Keiser University in Melbourne, FL. She is also Lead Instructor at Thinkful, a NYC-based startup focused on the online education experience for tomorrow’s developers. She has been an independent consultant and trainer working in software testing and cloud computing. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology and her MBA from University of Central Florida.

Dr. Parveen is an ISTQB (International Software Testing and Qualification Board) certified tester and instructor at Foundation, Agile and Management levels. She is the vice-chair for the foundation level certification working group. She also serves as a member on the Board of Directors of the American Software Testing Qualification Board (ASTQB). She partners with organizations such as Rice Consulting Services and SQE to offer corporate training in topics such as “ISTQB Certification Foundation, Agile, and Test Management”, “Unit Testing in C++ Using Google Testing Framework”, “Testing in the Cloud”, and “Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop”.

Dr. Parveen has over 10 years of experience as an instructor, as a corporate trainer, and as a faculty member. She has industrial experience with companies such as SAP, Yahoo!, Sabre, and Progressive and Millennium Engineering and Integration Company.

Dr. Parveen is a published Author and Speaker. She has published at numerous conferences and journals, held tutorials and workshops at internationally recognized conferences. She is the co-editor of the book Software Testng in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline (IGI Global, 2012), and co-author of the book Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration & Execution (Spring, 2012).