[ANN] A Public Offering of my Agile Testing Class

And now for a blatant commercial announcement: I’m hosting a public offering of my Agile Testing class with Dale Emery on December 10 and 11 in Pleasanton, CA.

I predict that this is going to be a great class.

First, it features my WordCount simulation, and that’s always fun. I’ve run that simulation over 100 times and I learn something new every time. If you’re looking for a way to get people in your organization to understand, viscerally, why silos and Agile do not mix, this simulation is the best way I’ve discovered so far. It’s also a great way to see the impact that an integrated value-focused test effort that yields fast, visible feedback can have on Agility. (Note to self: I should blog more about lessons I’ve learned from that simulation.)

Second, the class features my Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) demo. ATDD is a powerful way to involve testers early and make testing part of the definition of “Done.” And it’s also a powerful way to integrate test automation efforts into the development cycle instead of succumbing to test-last automation.

Third, Dale will be there. Dale and I make a great team.

When I ran a 1-day variation of this class at the STAREast and STARWest conferences as the “Adapting to Agile” tutorial, it sold out. I am (of course) hoping that this class will do the same.

I have had some people ask if I will hold future public offerings of this class, or other classes. The answer is yes – but only if I can fill this class. So if you want to see me offer more public classes, please come to this class and/or pass on the word to your friends and colleagues. Please help me fill this class…