CT-SPIN #83 – Sleeping with the enemy: The agile affair between developers and testers

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Growing Agile web site
Polymorph Systems web site

Traditionally developers and testers have been sworn enemies, each vehemently defending their own realm. Then agile came along and started talking about the whole team approach. Suddenly developers and testers are sitting together, collaborating, even pairing. Join Karen and Sam in an undercover investigation to expose the truths about what’s happening in agile teams today. Could this really be true? Have developers pulled the wool over tester’s eyes, or is it the developers who have become test infected…

View the Presentation Slides: Agile Affair [PDF, 2.4MB]

Snacks kindly sponsored by Growing Agile.
Wine kindly sponsored by Polymorph Systems.


Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 18h15
Bandwidth Barn’s NEW location,
3rd Floor,
Block B
66 Albert Road,

Note: It is one of those old industrial buildings in Woodstock that is getting a revamp. Enter from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue.


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP at ctspin83.eventbrite.com. Alternatively, RSVP by sending YES or MAYBE via our contact form.


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction
Chris Oloff
18:20 The agile affair between developers and testers
Karen Greaves
Sam Laing
19:20 Closing and Thanks
Chris Oloff
19:25 Networking & Discussion

Speakers’ Profile

Karen and Sam
Karen and Sam pair work everyday at Growing Agile. They believe in the benefits of agile teams and apply the principles and values in their own work. They think with one brain, so don’t be surprised if they both answer you in stereo. Their story began in the dark ages of 2008 when Karen’s husband interviewed a would be Scrum Master named Sam. Shortly after meeting her he said: “You should meet my wife, you’d get on really well”. It took about a year, but eventually they did meet, in a Scrum Master job interview. Karen hired Sam within 24 hours, and the rest as they say is history. They have been collaborating and drinking wine together ever since.

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