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Testing For Purpose - Ravneet Kaur

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Talk Description

Nothing will help a team deliver better outcomes than making sure they’re building something the user values.

This helps to improve the team’s focus by testing ideas more definitively before we invest in developing software.

In this talk, I'll talk about how to make concept testing an integral part of your culture of experimentation. We’ll apply the Lean Startup methods to answer following questions for our new ideas.

  1. Should we build it?
  2. Does it matter?
  3. Is it usable?
  4. Does it break?


We’ll look at how high-functioning teams design and run situation-appropriate experiments to test ideas, and how that works before the fact (when you’re testing an idea) and after the fact (when you’re testing the value of software you’ve released).

More specifically, we will explore how to:

  1. Identify where and how to invest the team’s scarce time and energy into better testing for maximum impact on outcomes
  2. Coach the team on the relationship between idea, usability, and software testing to get the buy-in you need for strong interdisciplinary collaboration
  3. Test ideas before you build them to avoid waste and help your team focus on what will really drive outcomes
  4. Test alternative interface patterns before you build them to maximize both product usability and purposeful implementation
  5. Understand your delivery pipeline and how to prioritize process and infrastructure improvements so you can deliver faster and more often.


Takeaways: To deliver agile outcomes, you have to do more than implement an agile process; you have to create a culture of experimentation. It's this commitment to experimenting that's at the heart of a high-functioning practice of agile.

After the talk you will be able to integrate the practice of experimentation across concept/feature testing, usability testing, and testing the software itself.

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About Speaker

<p>Dynamic and Innovative Thought Leader with expertise in managing Programs in Product Development, Strategic Planning, Infrastructure Transformation &amp; Team Management. Led multi-functional, multi-cultural, multi-geographic teams towards execution of top-level objectives &amp; maximize bottom-line results. A proven self-starter with the ability to thrive in fast paced, priority driven situations. Adept at driving the adoption and enforcement of Agile Project Management, removing impediments and fostering self-management.</p> <p>A passionate digital disrupter who designs strategic plans, leveraging new technology and processes.</p> <p>I have developed methodologies to help organizations and teams transition into Agile with relative ease. I also develop hybrid methodologies that are specifically aligned to organizations operating model and strategic needs.</p> <p>An engaging trainer favoring hands-on and experiential learning approaches and workshops. I’ve groomed new Agile Coaches and Portfolio, Program and Team levels in the organization.</p>

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