London, UK (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
On Wednesday 19th March 2014 at One Alfred Place, QualiTest Group presented a morning event which brought together expertise to discuss pragmatic approaches and practices for Agile development and testing today.
With an audience of 60 IT and development leaders across a diverse range of market sectors, there was no shortage of stimulating questions, comments, and challenges for the speakers. Facilitated by QualiTest’s UK’s VP Richard Morgan, they were able to apply real world examples to guide and advise the gathered professionals on the uses of Agile methodologies across many industries.
"This was by far our best attended event to date, showing the high level of interest in agile across industries and organisational roles. Over a decade in and agile is still very much at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The giffgaff presentation, delivered in three agile sprints, brought the way-of-working to life for everyone. The combination of the practical experience from Cameron at giffgaff and Johanna’s vast knowledge of agile made the day for me, and the furious scribbling of delegates demonstrated the value of the event," said Richard Morgan, VP, QualiTest UK and facilitator of the event.
Judging by the capacity attendance and the interest in the room, QualiTest hit the mark with the relevance of the subject matter and the quality of the speakers. This was backed up by a survey which took place in the room, to be collated and published imminently. The survey showed that even in the highly regulated industries there is a desire to adopt more agile principles, and almost all attendees felt that there was significant scope for an increase in the adoption of Agile practices within their organisations. Most recognised that the key factor holding their business back in this regard is the need for cultural change, as Agile is all about the people. To view the results of this survey, please click here.
A panel discussion followed the presentations, which covered questions gathered throughout the morning via an Agile Kanban board, progressing through the phases until completed to the audience’s satisfaction.
David Cotterell, QualiTest European Director and UK Chairman, confirmed that in the near term, we expect to publish a case study supporting the advantages of agile, which will be available to our community of clients, partners, and contacts.
QualiTest's next STAR Testing event will deal with issues of privacy and security, and will occur on Thursday 18th September in London. If you would like to register early for this event, please click here.