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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Sunday, August 19 • 2:20pm - 2:55pm
Cynic - The missing role in an agile team

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We realized that our team was focusing mostly on building the product correctly and a very less or in most of the cases no emphasis was laid out on building the correct product.
We then altered our QE strategy into a three role approach called Primary Secondary and Cynic.
And a Cynic is a someone who shields himself from the project related discussions and based on 'lack of proximity' to the developers, he/she can be very blunt while providing feedback. Is closer to the end user.
Works with a mindset of 'guilty until proven innocent '.

Max attendees : Does not matter
Resources required : Projector, slide deck
Expected outcomes : Guide agile teams to introduce a new role in development process to ensure quality of the product while having minimum intervention and maximum impact.

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Deepak Koul

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Software Quality Enthusiast.

Sunday August 19, 2018 2:20pm - 2:55pm EDT
Terrace Lounge Boston University, George Sherman Union Building