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Alan Koch

President and Principle Consultant | ASK Process, Inc.


Knowledgeable expert uses interactive sessions to guide IT Professionals on the path to smooth, reliable cost-effective IT Services.

Industry Expertise (3)

Information Services

Information Technology and Services

IT Services/Consulting

Areas of Expertise (3)

Process Improvement

Itsm - It Service Management

Qa - Software Quality Assurance

Sample Talks (1)

The Role of Testers in Agile Projects

Adopting an Agile software development method significantly changes the roles of everyone involved in software projects, not the least among them being the testers. While the Agile methods describe significantly altered roles for developers, managers and even customers, they are silent about the topic of Testers. In this workshop, we will explore the different options for integrating testers into Agile projects. We will investigate the costs, benefits and impacts of each option and discuss the new demands that such roles would put on testers. Ample time will be reserved for participants to discuss options with each other and learn from the experiences of other attendees. Along the way, each participant will use worksheets to apply this information to his or her own situation, and in the end will be prepared to embark on Agile testing in the most appropriate way given his or her context.


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