Ard Kramer – How safe is SAFe?BY : softtestireland - Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 3:17 am
Talk: How safe is SAFe?
Speaker: Ard Kramer
Date: Wednesday 24th June
About the talk
Process models are immense popular in IT and from the right abstraction level they seem to solve ‘every’ problem. A framework (or model) have one thing in common: they are never true because they have a limited reflection of what we hit upon in real live. This is also the case for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
SAFe provides guide lines how to tackle collaboration within a large organization to deliver valuable software with no concession on quality (?). But how difficult is it to implement SAFe in your organisation: how do you get the collaboration going between (scrum) teams and over different systems.
Ard Kramer had the privilege of working in different organisations where they were struggling with the question: how to create a comfortable and safe level of testing using SAFe within DevOps?
In this talk, Ard will use his experience to share the challenges the organisations faced. These challenges will be analysed by attendees and together with Ard you’ll define possible solutions. For example, how to deal with non-representative test environments or if your test automation hasn’t the right level of coverage in DevOps processes and don’t forget the mental factor: how to prepare people around you for a safe environment with focus on value and risk.
About the speaker
Ard Kramer is a software tester from the Netherlands and he is working for OrangeCrest Consulting. He calls himself a Qualisopher which stands for someone “who loves truth and wisdom and at the same time is decisive to improve man and his environment”. This means he is interested in the world around us, to see what he can learn and he can apply in software testing.
His dream is to participate, as a good qualisopher, in all kinds of projects such as sports, culture, or software testing. Projects which add value to our community: he wants to inspire other people by collaboration, fun, and empathy and hopefully bring light in someone’s life.