STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : Stop Test Sprints! Develop a CLEAR Agile Product Roadmap


Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Stop Test Sprints! Develop a CLEAR Agile Product Roadmap

Test sprints in an Agile environment are a certain indication that testing is being held out of the equation as almost unimportant. It shows we are not slicing the product well and waiting too long before our testers have the ability to help us see where we need to adjust and fine tune. It often includes bulky hand-offs and slow environment swaps. By using the CLEAR (Collaborative, Lean, Evolving, Adaptive, Reportable) principles of Product Development, testing professionals have found themselves back in the direct line of development in iterative and valuable testing practices. This session is designed to show hoe they are applied, where they have been successful in real life scenarios, and what testers at any level can do to promote the CLEAR approach starting tomorrow.

Robert Woods
Scrum Inc

Robert Woods is an agile community leader, requested industry speaker, published author, and mentor with a proven history of facilitating enterprise transformation while helping create and provide catered training and coaching for organizations consisting of culturally, generationally, and geographically diverse backgrounds. He's the creator of the CLEAR (Collaborative-Lean-Evolving-Adaptive-Reportable) principles for framework-agnostic scaling agility and portfolio management. His specialties include holistic enterprise agile, business agility, enterprise agile leadership, organizational transformation, design thinking, systems thinking, hypothesis, and peer, behavioral, and test-driven development techniques. He is passionate about agile leadership; mentoring team facilitators, servant leaders, and engaged and empowered product champions; and helping enterprises transform their culture into one exhibiting true adaptive business and IT alignment.