It looks like 2012 is shaping up to be a series of first for me. to that column I can now add “will present to an online forum a webinar/talk”. How and when will I be doing that, you say?

I will be presenting at the SoftwareTestPro Online Summit for “Agile Transitions”.

I’ve had to go through my own “cultural shift” the past year as I’ve made my transition away from being a software tester in a traditional testing organization to being a tester embedded into an Agile team. My goal is to share some of my own experiences, pitfalls, adjustments and lessons learned, as well as to offer some tips specifically for Lone Testers who are finding themselves embedded in Agile teams, or interested in making the transition.

The Online Summit will be held from Tuesday February 21 10:00AM until  Thursday February 23 1:30PM PST (each of the summit times will be three hours during that time period). The schedule is listed below (at least the schedule as it stands right now). My session is highlighted :).

The cost of the summit is $195USD if you sign up before 2/14/12, it will be $245USD after that.

Scott Barber will be hosting this online summit, and he has gathered a number of different speakers to present on various topics. I will be speaking on the topic of being a Lone Tester making the transition to Agile.

The cool thing about this approach… you don’t have to travel. Depending on your work arrangements, you may not even have to block out any specific time. These courses are each about an hour long and only cover three hours each day. The audio and video from each session will be recorded. If you miss a session, you will have access to all of the session recordings once the summit has ended.

The schedule as it currently stands is a follows:

Tuesday February 21, 2012

10:00- 10:10 AM PT Welcome, Overview and Agenda

10:15-11:15 AM PT What is Agile and What’s it Got to do With Testing?
– Scott Barber

11:10-11:20 AM PT Break

11:25-12:25 PM PT How “Agilists” vs. “Traditionalists” View Testing
– Robert Walsh

12:20-12:30 PM PT Break

12:30-1:30 PM PT Keys to Transitioning to Agile Testing: Lessons Learned from the Trenches
– Bob Galen

Wednesday February 22, 2012

10:00- 10:05 AM PT Day 2 Welcome and Agenda

10:05-11:05 AM PT The Secret to Successful Agile Test Automation
– Lisa Crispin

11:05-11:15 AM PT Break

11:15-12:15 PM PT Culture & Inter-Focus Area Interactions
– Selena Delesie

12:15-12:25 PM PT Break

12:25-1:25 PM PT Avoiding Agile Perversion
– Lanette Creamer

1:25-1:30 PM PT
 Day 2 Summary and Closing Thoughts

Thursday February 23, 2012

10:00- 10:05 AM PT Day 3 Welcome and Agenda

10:05-11:05 AM PT Excelling as an Agile Tester
– Henrik Andersson

11:05-11:15 AM PT Break

11:15-12:15 PM PT      The Lone Tester in an Agile World
– Michael Larsen

12:15-12:25 PM PT Break

12:25-1:25 PM PT 10 Tips for Agile Transitions & Panel Discussion
– Scott Barber & Panel

1:25-1:30 PM PT
 Day 3 Summary and Closing Thoughts

 Here’s hoping I will see some of you there :).