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TPN Presents: Happiness is...never writing a test plan again! - Tracie Stapp

19 September 2017: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Level 1
Optimation House
1 Grey Street

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Most IT projects have (tried) to move on from the heavily documented style of the waterfall project where everything is planned up front, to a more empirical style where the main focus is delivering a workable product as quickly as possible.

Testing has become one of the most heavily documented disciplines in the development of software over the last couple of decades and has not been as quick to streamline that documentation in keeping with the more streamlined approach to development. But should it? For debate tonight:

"In an Agile (Agile will be defined for the purposes of the debate) Development a test plan is not necessary."

This is an interactive session and we want to hear your opinions - all opinions are welcome.

We wish to thank Test Professionals Network for sponsoring the refreshments.


TPN wishes to thank Westpac for providing the venue. 

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About The Speaker

Tracie Stapp has spent 20 years in IT and a year or two before that in government policy. She is very passionate about testing and has been known to voice a controversial view or two from time to time. She subscribes to the context driven school of testing and her pet hate is producing unnecessary documentation that ends up in the bottom of a drawer for the duration of the project.

Registration Details:

Entry is free. All welcome.

Confirming attendance at this event helps us with catering, so please make registering a commitment to attend. TPN is a non-profit organisation set up to support all Wellington testing.

Building access restrictions mean you must be in the door by 5.15pm (session starts at 5pm).

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

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