See Bob's keynote at STARWEST

If you haven't already booked your trip to San Diego for this year's STARWEST, maybe seeing Bob keynote will help push you over the edge. Here is a quick synopsis of his keynote:

Test Team Leadership—Yes, There's a Place for it in Agile
One of the gravest misconceptions about the agile methodologies isn’t about documentation, teamwork, quality, or productivity. It’s about the role of leadership and management in the adoption and sustained operation of agile practices. In no place is this more visible than in statements such as “We don’t need no stinking test managers … we’re agile.” Bob Galen explores this common misconception and shares his experiences of the proper role of leadership and management within agile test teams. He explains the concept of “servant leadership” and illustrates its practice with healthy and unhealthy examples he’s observed in the real world. Bob examines the relationship among the whole-team quality focus of agile, the test practices that agility demands, and the role of a test leader—whether as a manager or an individual contributor. Learn how firm, context-based leadership is vital to ensure that good testing practices are maintained and enhanced in the agile development world. Leave with a new understanding of how to become a collaborative, servant leader within your team.

He also has a few other talks during the conference. You can find more details on them below.

Half-day Tutorial - A Test Leader's Guide to Going Agile Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 8:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session - Agile Testing: Facing the Challenges Beyond the Easy Contexts Thursday, September 30, 2010, 9:45 a.m.

Episode 8 - What makes a good product owner?

Bob and Josh continue the discussion of classic scrum roles by tackling the product owner role.

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