Turning Agile Around in the Waterfall Canal


PrisbyAs QA Managers, we rarely have input into what software development methodology will be utilized.  Switching from waterfall to the Agile software development methodology without the proper preparation, mindset, and skillset can be challenging at best.

Today’s presentation will describe a recent Agile transition, focusing on some of the key pitfalls we encountered and the mitigation strategies we put in place to resolve.  We will also cover the QA team’s role within Agile, how to adapt your best practices from waterfall to Agile, and the test preparation and execution differences between the two methodologies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to transition waterfall test preparation processes to Agile
  2. How to transition waterfall test execution processes to Agile
  3. Identify and mitigate key transitional pitfalls
  4. How to manage expectations through reporting