Testing Agile Projects



tsg logoDr Stuart Reid FBCS CITP, TSG

Thursday 17th February 2011 – 7:00pm

Venue: Sophos plc, Abingdon OX14 3YP


Agile is quickly becoming the most popular approach to software development, but it is implemented in a wide variety of ways and many ‘agile’ projects forget to include testers in the agile team. This talk considers the variety of options used to integrate testing into agile projects, their respective advantages and disadvantages, and provides guidance on selecting the optimal set for your project.

Dr Stuart Reid FBCS CITP

Stuart_ReidStuart Reid is Chief Technology Officer at Testing Solutions Group. He has 27 years experience in the IT industry, working in development, testing and education. Application areas range from safety-critical to financial. In addition to his work at TSG, Stuart also supports the worldwide testing community in a number of roles. He is convener of the ISO Software Testing Working Group, which is developing the new ISO 29119 Software Testing standard and is the software testing representative at BSI. He currently chairs the BCS Specialist Group in Software Testing and also chaired the ISEB Software Testing Panel through the initial years of qualification development. Stuart founded the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) to promote software testing qualifications on a global scale and still works on both ISTQB and ISEB working groups. A popular speaker at conferences on software testing, he is invited to present keynotes, tutorial and track sessions in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the US. He chaired EuroSTAR 2007, Europe’s largest ever software testing conference with over 1200 attendees, won the European Testing Excellence award in 2001, and he regularly writes articles on software testing for magazines.


Sophos is a short bus ride from the centre of Oxford & there is freely available car parking on site.

Sophos plc, Abingdon OX14 3YP ..Directions and Map
There’s plenty of parking on site.

Public Transport
The Oxford Bus Company route X3 links Abingdon with Oxford city centre. Details of routes, times and fares.
The nearest bus stop looks like Boundary House on the Oxford Road, just over a mile on foot from Sophos (according to Google).

Event Information

The event is free and both members and non-members are very welcome. Reservations are not required.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be served from 7:00pm. The lecture starts at 7:30pm.

Alcohol and light refreshments available in the Spam and Lettuce restaurant bar after the talk.


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