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CQAA April 2015 Lunch & Learn: The Perils of Being an Agile Tester – Discussion Forum

  • 28 Apr 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • SPR Consulting Willis Tower 33rd Floor Conference Center 233 South Wacker Drive Chicago, Il 60606


The Perils of Being an Agile Tester – Discussion Forum

Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting

About the Topic

Do you find that your Agile development environment is creating more Quality Assurance problems than it solves? Is the dream of integrating test automation into your team elusive? Are you frustrated by being a Software Test professional in a process that does not have a definition for your role?

Hey, us too!

Join us for a lively open forum to discuss the challenges you face, the changes you make, and the triumphs you wish to celebrate. Share what stumps you, confounds your expectations, and keeps you tossing and turning all night. Learn what works and what does from those who have preceded you down the Agile path. How are you adding value? What have you done to be an invaluable asset, the go-to team member your Scrum Master can’t live without? How does your team make its mark from Sprint Planning to the Retrospective?

Bring your lunch and challenges. Examples of some of the common challenges to be discussed:

  • Testers get left behind for the first 8 days of a 2 week Sprint and can never catch up
  • Testers aren’t equal partners in sprints
  • Automation within a sprint
  • Testing Center of Excellence -Is there a role?
  • Test managers and agile team - Are test managers needed?
  • Tracking testing in an agile-like way
  • Etc.
About the Facilitator

Paul Herzog is the Test Manager for the Testing Services Practice at SPR Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience in software quality assurance, systems engineering, and even rode the rollercoaster as Scrum Master for the Digital Oral Care group at 3M. His engineering career has taken him through software projects in a wide variety of industries, from telecom to defense to dental scanners to slot machines. Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois, with his wife and three children.

Sponsor and Location

SPR Consulting
Willis Tower
33rd Floor Conference Center
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(Check in with security at front desk on first floor is require with a photo identification)


11:30 – 11:45 check-in, lunch and networking (Bring your own lunch and drink)
11:45 – 12:45 presentation and discussion


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS LUNCH & LEARN. You must be on the registration list for entry into the building.
PLEASE REGISTER BY Monday, April 27 at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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