Testing Small Agile Projects from Agile Vancouver Quality Conference 2014


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Slides that support stories for the talk Testing Small Agile Projects given by Lanette Creamer, Director of Quality for Silicon Publishing, Inc, on May 26, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Testing Small Agile Projects from Agile Vancouver Quality Conference 2014

  1. Testing Small Agile Projects Lanette Creamer, Silicon Publishing Inc.
  2. Background www.linkedin.com/in/lanettec/ Silicon Publishing Inc. LanetteCreamer@siliconpublishing.com Based in Seattle Lanette Creamer Director of Quality
  3. Agenda •What do you mean by small? •Small Projects as Change •3-9 Month Projects •9-12 Week Projects •5-8 Week Projects •2-4 Week Projects •<2 Weeks •Conclusion, Q&A!
  4. What do you mean by small?* *Largest & Smallest Horse Variation Currently Available on Earth
  5. Change A slightly smaller project can be more difficult than a project that is severely smaller.
  6. Change What’s changed? When did it change? Who’s responsible for the change? Change is expected.
  7. Faster (than what?) Faster than EVER before! Not for Me! This Sucks.
  8. How do we go faster?
  9. How Sane is Sane Enough? Tool: Jenkins* (or other CI) Why: You alone can not be the single point of testing. Single point of fixes is also a big issue. *This is not just a testing tool
  10. To go faster, remember to KISS
  11. 9-12 weeks
  12. 5-8 weeks
  13. 5-8 weeks OMG you’ve grown!
  14. 2-4 weeks
  15. Under 2 weeks
  16. Smaller than Weeks?
  17. Small Project Mantra We must, we must, we must increase our trust!
  18. But what if you have LOTS of small projects?
  19. Feeling a little overwhelmed?
  20. The Gift of Time “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring 1954
  21. Testing is fun! Even in small bites.
  22. Obstacles to Small Projects Politics (Precedence, Posturing) Micromanaging (Meetings, Metrics) Status (Structure, Silence) “Avoid painful PMS.”-Lanette Creamer
  23. When it must be small
  24. Creamer’s Agile Thought Ask “What can I test today to make tomorrow better.” Lanette’s Testing Mantra Learned from Small Projects 2011-2014
  25. References • Pencil Carvings by Mizuta Tasogare and Kato Jado • Lord’s Prayer Pins by A. Schiller • Needle Microsculpture by Willard Wigan http://willard-wigan.com/
  26. Slide Analytics 0" 2" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" WW" Chipmunk" Gnomes" Horses" Turtles" Snails" Shark" Velociraptor" Squirrels" Deer" Cats" Monkeys" Cake" Pencil"Art" Pin" Microdonuts" Emo"Snowmen" Snowcone" Photo%Content%Breakdown% Photo%Content%by%Type% Vegetarian)Food) Bear)Grylls)Food) Animals) Maximum Cat Density 44% Total Cats as % of Animals 31%
  27. Q & A Lanette Creamer siliconpublishing.com Director of Quality