Moderator: Dottie Acton - LM Fellow
Janet Gregory is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Agile Testers and Teams. Based in Calgary, she specializes in helping teams build quality systems, and her greatest passion is promoting agile quality processes. She has helped to introduce development agile practices into companies that have both hardware and software development. Industries include oil and gas, embedded systems, remote data management, capital markets solutions, and airline transportation. Janet is a frequent speaker at agile and testing software conferences in North America and Europe, and is a major contributor to the agile testing community.
The Collaborative Effort of Software and Hardware Teams in Agile Development
Even if agile development has “crossed the chasm” and is becoming a mainstream set of practices, the concentration of literature is about application development. Products that include hardware, firmware and application development teams have special needs that need to be addressed. Janet explains how a shift in thinking helps you make the transition to agile product development. When teams change their mindset from, “How do I create my hardware or software?” to “How can I help the organization deliver a really great product?”, the whole product quality ultimately improves. Through her insight and experience, Janet will show you how to take a holistic approach to collaboration between teams and adjust the processes to make it happen.