Want to play a central role in providing direction for your team, on what to develop, for whom, why, and by when? Want to lead your team in reducing unknowns? You often see what others do not yet see, from the unique vantage point testers acquire when the rubber hits the road. Want to make that a leadership asset?
Then this is the right workshop for you. We believe testers should take a lead seat in planning sessions, backlog grooming, estimation, or coffee-maker think tanks. Because testers typically master product-wide expertise, testers are uniquely positioned to drive the team to seek clarity of what is known and what is worth discovering.
Our mission is to enable you to take the seat at the steering wheel. We want you to become an even more valuable asset for the team, testing before a single line of code is written.
We will provide activities to help get the words out that are helpful. We will practice what questions you may ask to extract as much information as possible, how you know what information you are looking for, and how you may visualize what you know. Most importantly, we will discuss how you ensure that all in the team have the same understanding of what to develop. In other words, how to all be on the same page.
When you get better at these tasks it will be much easier to plan and test. To put it simply, you will be more successful.