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news Creating Spaces for Women in Agile

Agile Testing Days Team
24 Nov, 2021

Agile Testing Days is co-presenting the panel discussion “Creating Spaces for Women in Agile” during the Agile Alliance Agile MiniCon 2021.

This conversation – the 5th in the series of Women in Agile panels co-presented by Agile Testing Days and Agile Alliance – will highlight some of the women who have been involved in helping Agile Alliance fulfill its mission and become a more inclusive community.


Jutta Eckstein: Coach, consultant, and trainer

Janet Gregory: Co-founder, Agile Testing Fellowship

Ellen Grove: Interim Managing Director, Agile Alliance

Rebecca Parsons: CTO at Thoughtworks

Kemmy Raji: Executive and Leadership Coach

Cat Swetel: Director of Engineering at Nubank

The panel discussion is part of the 2021 Agile MiniCon, which is taking place 

Friday, December 10th • 12 PM-3 PM ET.

The 2021 Agile MiniCon is a jam-packed online event featuring deep agile learning with speakers and panels covering a range of Agile concepts, and a networking space for meeting up with fellow agilists. Registration is open to both Agile Alliance members and non-members alike and is free for everyone.


news AgileTD Webinar: Mike Lyles – The Paradigm Shift of Quality

Agile Testing Days Team
13 Oct, 2021

We are having a new AgileTD webinar coming up soon on October 27, 2021. This time, Mike Lyles will talk about the paradigm of quality. You can join us at 3 pm CEST/9 am EST through Crowdcast. Thank you to our long-term friends of Sauce Labs, who sponsor this webinar.

Many years ago, Stephen Covey made the statement “Nothing Fails Like Success”. He spoke on how the things we do to be successful today may not be enough for success tomorrow. This powerful statement can be directly applied to how the changing landscape of IT is affecting the roles of our project teams. Processes, tools, and approaches that were once successful years ago may not be enough today, tomorrow, and beyond.

This philosophy is highly applicable to the role of IT teams today. As teams move from waterfall to Agile & DevOps, there is a call for many changes in strategies that were once successful. The basic project dynamics are evolving into a whole new format. The concept of “shift left” moves from “good to have” to “required” in order for DEV and QA teams to engage in the project dynamics earlier. Years ago, before companies were moving to Agile & DevOps, teams would not have imagined that skills in design, arts, and user interfaces would become so important. However, they are critical roles required in aligning the project teams to ensure success.

Therefore, teams must evolve in multiple ways. First, they must modify basic behavior patterns: increasing the courage of the team, engagement with the project team, being more business-driven, and contributing more to the overall project life cycle. Secondly, communication becomes one of the most critical keys to success. And finally, teams must be willing to adapt and function in a changing environment that will continue to evolve as we learn new skills and grow with Agile & DevOps.

Key Takeaways:

  • Evaluate the many changes that teams face as organizations evolve their SDLC process

  • Evaluate how that some things remain the same and how to identify those core elements

  • A checklist of core skills and competencies needed in Agile & DevOps environments

  • Steps each team must take today to support their organizational growth

To register or join on October 27, 2021, just head over to Crowdcast!

news Be the first! Register now for AgileTDUSA 2022

Agile Testing Days Team
7 Oct, 2021

We start right away with great news: the registration for the 3rd edition of AgileTDUSA 2022 in Chicago is now open. Our AgileTD Unicorn will guide you through the registration process and if you register until March 13, 2022, you can save up to $ 700 with our Super Early Bird rate. 

The agenda for next year includes over 70 international speakers, over 90 sessions in total, 6 social events, and 15 New Voices talks. It really will be a fantastic event, with an unforgettable flower power party on Tuesday night. 

We recommend gathering your team and join the Agile Testing Days USA together to boost up equally the level of know-how and skills among your colleagues to ensure better performance and success of your Agile team and organization! We offer great group rates for teams of 3+. The bigger the team, the bigger the discount. You can save up to 30% on each registration. 

news Program for AgileTDUSA 2022 out now!

Agile Testing Days Team
25 Sep, 2021

BOOM! To say we're super excited would be an understatement when speaking about our new program for AgileTDUSA 2022. We're immensely proud to have a program for AgileTDUSA 2022 that represents all related fields of agile testing. We look forward to Angie Jones, Santhosh Tuppad, Gitte Klitgaard, Linda Rising, Doc Norton, Derk-Jan de Grood, Raj Subrameyer, Tariq King, and Rahul Verma presenting their keynotes on the three conference days, June 7 to 9, 2022.

We're happy to have over 70 new voice and experienced speakers that will share their knowledge to help you grow your agile testing skills. Get excited to listen to their stories, new ideas, best practices, leading strategies, and useful insights.

What will you learn at AgileTDUSA 2022? Check out the program to find out what your must-go-to sessions are! What do you think of the 1-day and 2-day tutorials on June 5 and 6? Or about the combo sessions consisting of a talk and a theory-in-practice workshop afterwards on Conference Day 3, June 9? We're sure you will find your favorite tutorial, keynote, talk, or workshop.

And if you already wonder when you can book your ticket for AgileTDUSA 2022, then we ask you to be a little bit more patient. The registration will open soon. But we promise that you will be the first to know.

Explore the program of AgileTDUSA 2022 now!

news Skyrocket Your Career NOW

Agile Testing Days Team
3 Sep, 2021

Learn how to thrive in and find your Dream Career

Our job is a huge part of our life, we spend about 90,000 hours
at work - so why don't be successful at it?

Join this workshop by TEDx Speaker & ATD USA Keynote Speaker Raj Subrameyer, and learn how to become happy and successful in your career path. 🚀

Learn the best tools and methods to upgrade your career and reach your personal goals. "This workshop will change people’s lives" (Raj S.)

Workshop details:
Workshop length: 2 days
Dates: Thursday, 28th October to Friday, 29th October 2021
4 hours per day
each day from 2:00 - 6:00 PM CEST (Berlin) // 7:00 - 11:00 AM CDT (Chicago)
​Takes place: Live Online
Price: 119.- EURO (incl. tax)

Find many more information about the workshop here:

To book the workshop, please go to: Career Advancement Workshop


Learn more about the workshop host Raj:

news Welcome to your new AgileTD platform!

Agile Testing Days Team
13 Jul, 2021


The new AgileTD Zone website has just been launched. Find out what is happening in the AgileTD universe, which on-site events and online sessions are coming up, which new content has been added to the zone & who is part of the AgileTD team. 

The intention of the platform is to support your learning experience, to widen your networking opportunities, to increase awareness for various topics and to support diversity on all levels possible.

From all the different projects run by AgileTD, great contents were gathered for everyone to watch, learn and grow FOR FREE. Visitors can enjoy ...

  • listening to the AgileTD Unplugged podcast, informal conversations between the community and AgileTD.
  • exploring the many videos of conference keynotes and talks or of recent online sessions.
  • meeting the global community, expert speakers & fellow testers at the worldwide conferences.
  • attending the virtual live events that are taking place on a regular basis like webinars, panels, and interviews.

But most importantly, it is a place to connect with you. Follow the AgileTD team on their social channels, join the Slack workspace and connect with like-minded people from the community. The AgileTD team and the community love to learn from you and your experiences. 

Let's grow the agile testing community further together!


Check out the AgileTD ZONE NOW

news Women in Agile Panel June 29

Agile Testing Days Team
15 Jun, 2021

Co-presented by AgileTD and the Agile Alliance

Join us on June 29 for a dynamic conversation about ways to build technical communities, increase mentorship and allyship, and better support each other in learning and career development.

The discussion round is part of a mini conference, run by the Agile Alliance, called Minimum Viable Conference.

This panel conversation will explore different ways of empowering women – and other underrepresented groups in tech – to become leaders in their fields. We gathered an round of amazing women to shed some light on how we can support and empower each other in the world of IT and beyond.

The international panel includes:

  • Gitte Klitgaard
    Engineering Manager at Mentimeter, owner of Native Wired
  • Nancy Gariché
    Co-leader of OWASP DevSlop, Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Faiza Yousuf
    founder of WomeninTechPK, Product Management consultan
  • Cheryl Hammond
    Principal DevOps Consultant at Contino and Women in Agile Conference Co-Chair

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
12–2PM EST | 12–2AM HKT | 6–8PM CEST | 11AM–1PM CDT

Register for the free event here 

news AgileTD Unplugged #4 - Interview with Raj Subrameyer

Agile Testing Days Team
2 Jun, 2021

The latest episode of AgileTD Unplugged is out!

Raj Subrameyer is the interviewed guest in episode 4 of our podcast series.
Raj speaks about his journey from being an introverted kid to becoming an international keynote speaker.
He shares many tips on how to set and meet your personal or professional goals, shares insights into his book and reveals the date of his upcoming TED talk (how terrific is that?).
They also speak about his personal experiences with racism and racism against any colored people in general.

To learn more about Raj just check him out at or

🎧 Listen to the episode on ☁️  Soundcloud!

news AgileTD USA postponed to June 2022

Agile Testing Days Team
19 May, 2021

Unfortunately, the pandemic still has the world in its grip and we are forced to make the very tough but inevitable decision to postpone the conference, set for June 20 - 24 this year, to June 5-9, 2022. Given the current Covid-19 development and prospects for the near future, AgileTD USA will not be able to take place. We do not see any possibility to run a safe, fun, and valuable onsite conference in June this year. Below you'll find more details about what to do if you already bought a ticket and how to stay connected. 

As of now, we plan to have a similar speaker line-up for 2021, be it keynote, tutorial, talk, or workshop speakers. Already submitted and accepted papers are open to refreshment and adaptation, so you can count on attending a conference with the most recent and innovative agile testing and software development insights.

Even though we need to skip AgileTD USA for another year, we look forward to an amazing event next year. And we would love to have YOU in Chicago with us next year! 


📧 Join the AgileTD Zone! Just send us an email and we send you the invitation link to our special Slack Community Channel.

💌  Sign up for the newsletter here.


news AgileTD Unplugged Episode #3 - Program Out Special

Agile Testing Days Team
19 May, 2021

The latest episode of AgileTD Unplugged is out!

In episode #3 of our podcast, you will get a look behind the scenes and learn more about the steps of getting the program out for Europe's greatest agile testing festival. AgileTD team members Steffi, Uwe, and Ina will tell you more about the reviewing process and hand out some insider tips to get the most out of your AgileTD experience.

🎧 Listen to the episode on ☁️  Soundcloud!


news The AgileTD Germany 2021 Program is Out!

Agile Testing Days Team
29 Apr, 2021

Yes, here we go 🎉! The 4-day program for your next Agile Testing Days Germany learning adventure has just been published. We are super excited to share an amazing 8 track conference schedule with you. Again we reserved a full track for new voices and are eager to hear some fresh ideas from all over the world.

On Monday, Nov. 15 you can choose between 8 full-day tutorials, facilitated by Agile software quality experts like Daniel Billing, Jan-Jaap Cannegieter & Derk-Jan de Grood, Anne-Marie Charrett, Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory, Ash Winter, Huib Schoots & Paul Holland, Simon Berner, and Lisi Hocke & Toyer Mamoojee. The conference is kicked-off with a spectacular evening keynote by Kevin Harris & James Lyndsay called TestMaster.

The conference days, running from Nov. 16 until Nov. 18, offer a wide range of talks, workshops and keynotes. Take a break from your busy schedule with special bonus sessions and social events like Open Space, Fresh air & Self care, Yoga & Meditation and many more. 

And the nights? You know what happens at AgileTD after dawn! Magic and sparkles are best seen in the dark 😎. The evenings round up all the greatness of your days, meeting new and old friends, mingling and playing games, finding learning partners and allies in the Human Community Space or dancing your shoes off during the infamous MIATPP Award Night & Costume Party.

In particular, this is what is awaiting you at AgileTD 2021

  • 9 thought provoking keynotes
  • 8 full-day tutorials
  • 48 top-notch talks
  • 12 hands-on workshops
  • 6 combo sessions, consisting of a talk and related workshop part
  • over 12 bonus sessions and networking events


So, what are you waiting for? Jump right into the program to find your favorite sessions and register for the Agile Testing Days Germany 2021 now!



news Launch of AgileTD Unplugged - The Podcast

Agile Testing Days Team
1 Apr, 2021

We at AgileTD like trying out new things, so why not finally start a podcast? In private we love to listen to those short entertaining audio programmes that you can listen to whenever and whereever you like. And with so many different topics and fields that are being touched on by AgileTD conferences and our virtual events we would like to open another channel to promote and enhance these.

In the recent Women in Agile panels and AgileTD & Friends episodes for example, we discovered amazing stories by outstanding people. None of these could be done any justice with a 1 hour online discussion or interview, if anything ever could. However, we try to bring those stories to AgileTD Unplugged, an informal and 1-on-1 talk between the community and the AgileTD team.

Listen to the recent episode and audio files from other AgileTD events in our SoundCloud profile.


AgileTD Unplugged - Episode #1

AgileTD team members Uwe Gelfert and Ina Hölzel talked with Søren Wassard, long time speaker at AgileTD Germany and Reviewer for the 2021 edition, about the Call for Papers, his favorite sessions, relations between climbing and testing and what he regrets most in live.

Listen to Epsiode #1


news 2nd Panel - The Future of Women in Agile

Agile Testing Days Team
12 Mar, 2021

Forms of Agile in different Cultures and Times

After the great success of our first panel “20 Years of Women in Agile” we will now take a look into the future of Agile. The teams of the Agile Testing Days and the Agile Alliance together present a virtual panel discussion on the many forms and the evolution of Agile practice and adaptation. Join us on Wednesday, March 24 at 3 PM (EST) and let’s take an outlook on the future of women in Agile in different parts of the world.

Ellen Grove and Janet Gregory invite an illustrious round of guests to share their experiences and thoughts on how the Agile approach will develop in the near and far future. Agile practitioners and thought leaders Johanna Rothman, Alex Schladebeck, Faiza Yousuf and Claudia Badell will take a sneak peak of what lies ahead. Considering where Agile came from and how it established itself over time, which challenges or boundaries for women were overcome and which do still persist? How does the Agile movement and especially the role of women in Agile differ in various cultures?

Tune in to examine the future of women in Agile and the impact their work will continue to have on society.  


Date & Time
Wednesday, March 24
3:00 PM (EST) / 8:00 PM (CET)

Register for free

news AgileTD & Friends #2 with Linda Rising and Gitte Klitgaard

Agile Testing Days Team
10 Mar, 2021

Curiosities about how the brain works


Join us for our second episode of "AgileTD & Friends", the new AgileTD online format. A personal interview. One moderator. Two special guests. In this episode Kevin Harris and his guests Linda Rising and Gitte Klitgaard will elaborate on the question how the human brain works and how certain processes influence the way we perceive people and the world around us. How do these often subconscious processes correlate with mental health and psychological safety? Where does “agile” come into play?

Linda has authored several books and numerous articles and is an internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. She has been shaping the “Agile” approach to software development since the very start and also has a great passion for mental processes. 

Gitte is an experienced and very passionate agile coach, helping organizations and people to create the right products. She is an internationally recognized speaker, sharing insights about how people function, psychological safety, courage and vulnerability, how the brain works, and how to be perfect in all our imperfections.

Both have made a serious and continuing impact on the development of their respective fields. How have these engagements influenced both Linda’s and Gitte’s lifes on a personal and professional level?

Tune in, when Kevin, Linda and Gitte uncover curiosities about the human brain and how all is connected between body and mind.


Date & Time
Tuesday, April 20
8 PM (CEST) / 2 PM (EDT)

Sign up in Crowdcast

news AgileTD & Friends - Launch of New Online Format

Agile Testing Days Team
24 Feb, 2021

As a community we are always seeking more options for exchange and inspiration. That's why we are happy to invite you to the new interview series AgileTD & Friends, launching this March.

Kevin Harris will host various well-known personalities from the world of agile testing over the next few months. In these interviews our guests will not only talk about their work and testing related topics, but above all about their individual approaches, personal development and life in general. What drives and inspired them at certain (turning-)points in life? How is the current situation changing them, their mindset, attitude or their look on the world altogether?

In our first episode, Kevin interviews none other than the two rocks in the agile testing world, Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin. So, tune in on March 9 at 8 PM (CET) and learn something about Lisa and Janet you sure don’t know yet! Sign up to the free Crowdcast session now.

Date & Time
Tuesday March 9, 2021
8 PM (CET)





Find out more about the first AgileTD & Friends episode and many other online events in our AgileTD Zone Slack Channel. Join the AgileTD Zone Community here.

news Anniversary Panel - 20 Years of Women in Agile

Agile Testing Days Team
16 Feb, 2021

An Anniversary Panel co-presented by AgileTD & the Agile Alliance

To celebrate 20 years of the Agile Manifesto, the organizers of the Agile Testing Days / Agile Testing Days USA and Agile Alliance have teamed up for a virtual panel discussion on the role of women in the development of Agile. Join some of the most influential women in the field on Tuesday, February 23 at 3 PM (EST) and learn more about the early and current contributions and challenges of women in agile. 

Janet Gregory and Ellen Grove will moderate a one hour panel consisting of a wonderful round of guests. Linda Rising, Esther Derby, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, and Ash Coleman will share their thoughts on the evolution of “agile” and non-male engagement. How have women contributed to Agile knowledge and practice ever since the Agile Manifesto was declared 20 years ago? Many women participated in the network of conversations that culminated in the Agile Manifesto, and yet the authors of the Manifesto were all men: who were the women involved in the early days of Agile?  Which challenges did they have to face and specifically, what did they contribute? How have women influenced the agile movement? How has that affected existing structures? These are just a few of the questions that will be touched upon during the discussion.

Let’s shed light on certain contributions that might too easily be overlooked at times. 


Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

3:00 PM (EST; USA)
9:00 PM (CET; Germany)

Register for the panel here
Sign up for free on Crowdcast.


Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

3:00 PM (EST; USA)
9:00 PM (CET; Germany)

Register for the panel here
Sign up for free on Crowdcast.

news Call for Papers for AgileTD Germany Opens Soon

Agile Testing Days Team
10 Dec, 2020

The upcoming Agile Testing Days Germany will host a for 4-day program consisting of inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops, deep-diving tutorials, networking receptions, and fun social events. We are looking for speakers who want to share their stories, ideas, and best practices with the global community at the 13th edition of the Agile Testing Days from November 15 - 18, 2021 in Potsdam, Germany.

Do you have a story to tell? What inspired you these past months? How were you able to further your career or personal life? Which advice can you give to fellow testers? What is valuable for the community? Which innovation or tool changed your work life to the better?

Wherever you are coming from, whatever your background, we want to hear your story and how your session could impact others. Newbies or veterans, testers, developers, quality experts, agile coaches, data scientists or scrum geeks, we welcome every voice to take the AgileTD stage.

In particular we are looking for

  • Talks - A presentation on some subject or topic in front of an audience.
  • Workshops - Workshops are designed to teach or develop a certain skill. It is directed more towards collaborating and learning in an interactive environment. The different workshops should contain at least 50% practical exercises.
  • Combo Sessions - This is a combination of a talk delivering the theory, followed by a workshop to practice hands-on the preceding talk. Both sessions need to work individually also, as attendees might not stay for both sessions.
  • Bonus Sessions - Fun and creative sessions that provide a balance to the agile, testing-related and technical sessions.
  • Social Activities - Sessions that start or roundup a conference day in the morning or evening to encourage networking and socializing.

We accept speakers with all levels of expertise, beginner, advanced and expert. Details about session duration and when you can start submitting will be shared beginning of January. So, roll up your sleeves and start prepping your idea.

news Join Lisi for her story into mob programming & co

Agile Testing Days Team
28 Aug, 2020

Having graduated in sinology, Lisi fell into agile and testing in 2009 and has been infected with the agile bug ever since. She’s especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the continuous learning mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. She received a lot from the community; now she’s giving back by sharing her stories and experience. She tweets as @lisihocke and blogs at

Wednesday, September 16
4:00 - 5:00 PM (CEST, Berlin Time)

Register (It's free!):

The session will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel.

Sponsored by:
A big thank you to our AgileTD 2020 sponsor TestRevolution.

Session Abstract:
Back in time, I started out as a strong individual contributor. I loved to have a team around me and collaborate with them, but when it came to doing “my part”, I did it only by myself. I was uncomfortable when another one “peeked over my shoulder” to see what I was doing, or when they even wanted to do it together with me.

But then I heard about this strange new approach of mob programming, having the whole team work on the same task, same place, same time, same computer - which was such an unusual idea that it instantly fascinated me. I told my team about it; they surprisingly agreed to give it a try; and it changed our world.

Join us on our journey and see what we discovered along the way. Learn how our mobbing experience helped us to start pairing, on various tasks across “disciplines”. This is our story of how the whole team is growing even closer together, constantly learning from each other, while delivering our best.


In case you have missed any of our latest webinars, please visit our AgileTD YouTube channel for all the replays. There are much more webinars in the pipeline, so look out for announcements on our social channels.

See you next time 😊!

news Next Webinar - Dive into the Mindset of a Hacker

Agile Testing Days Team
14 Aug, 2020

Santhosh Tuppad is a passionate software tester, coder and expert tester who comes from the context-driven school of testing and has tremendous experience in web application testing and mobile applications testing through the exploratory testing approach. Be it functional testing or security testing, he is a punter. His love for computers started when he was 12 and at 16 he was a hacker. He founded TestInsane Technologies and now he is on the journey with his new startup Work2Code ( to create an ecosystem for people who want to live their dreams in secure coding, exploratory testing and automation doing great work while bringing delightful experience for customers.

Apart from computers he loves adventure games, Jeeps, Traveling, Driving mean machines and more. And last, but not least he loves to follow his heart very well and is bad-ass at it.


Wednesday, August 26
3:00 - 4:00 PM (CEST, Berlin Time)

Register (It's free!):

The session will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel

Sponsored by:
A big thank you to our AgileTD 2020 sponsor PractiTest.

Session Abstract:
I began hacking at 16. Though, I had the hacking traits even before 16. By traits, I mean "Social Engineering" skills all self-learned without knowing the terminology and it wouldn't be incorrect if I call it "innate" skill-set ingrained in my brain by default.

As the years passed, I started looking into "Software Security" [During those days, I just called it as Hacking] and my first cracking activity was during 15 or 16wherein, I hacked the credentials of "Dial-Up Networking Subscription". After all, my need was to have the internet at home, as my parents wouldn't give me money to buy a subscription pack. Once I got the Dial-Up subscription via hacking, so many doors, windows, tunnels to the beautiful universe were opened. Yes, I was delighted.

Times passed by and I continued working on the mindset because that's where I felt a great adrenaline rush and also believed that it is a mindset first and then the toolset. I consider the mindset to be one of the skillsets which most engineers have to focus on.

Presently, I help various companies across the globe ranging from simple software to complex ones. From eCommerce to Banking and Healthcare to IoT MQTT etcetera. In short, wherever there is code, I am there to hack it with unconventional ways of hacking mindset and skillset.

In this talk, I am going to share my hacking experiences concerning my evil mindset [to fight the black-hat hackers] and demonstrations in an unconventional way.


In case you have missed any of our latest webinars, please visit our YouTube channel for all the replays. There are much more webinars in the pipeline, so look out for announcements on our social channels.

See you next time 😊 !

news UX Designers & Agile? Join Our Next Webinar!

Agile Testing Days Team
31 Jul, 2020

How best to work with an agile dev team as a UX Designer

As a seasoned User Experience and User Interface Designer, Ashley Janelle focuses on designing customer-centered experiences that target her users everyday pain points. At Caterpillar Inc., Ashley taps into user needs and challenges while designing solutions that allow them to save time, money, and increase productivity. As a UX coach and course creator, she’s developed an online course, “Learn UX Online in 16 Weeks” to help aspiring UX designers go from beginner to experienced UX Designers and land jobs at top companies. Using her UX expertise and passion for working with people, Ashley’s not only helped others land their dream roles, but build the confidence to become successful UX Designers.

Wednesday, August 12
3:00 - 4:00 PM (CEST, Berlin Time)

Register (It's free!):

The session will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel

Sponsored by:
A big thank you to our AgileTD 2020 sponsor EY.


For many new UX Designers, working with development teams is one of their biggest concerns. It’s also something that can lead to imposture syndrome. Questions like “Do I need to have worked with a development team before?”, “What is it like working with developers?”, and “Is there anything that I can learn or do now to prepare to work with development teams?” are only a few I hear regularly from aspiring UX Designers. 

Join me as I talk through not only what to expect during an Agile Development process, but also best practices when doing so. Learn from mistakes my teams have made in the past, as well as how we’ve overcome them. This is a talk not only for aspiring UX Designers, but anyone who would like to learn more about the agile development process.


In case you have missed any of our latest webinars, please visit our YouTube channel for all the replays. There are much more webinars in the pipeline, so look out for announcements on our social channels.

See you next time 😊 !

news Next Webinar July 15 - Upskill Your Remote Teamwork!

Agile Testing Days Team
10 Jul, 2020

Cam Perry is a self-taught developer and a Lambda School team lead. Besides his work as developer, he also runs the podcast Between two Divs, where he discusses different topics with underrepresented groups in tech.

Throughout his career he learned a lot about how to best communicate and plan effectively in a remote team. In this webinar, Cam will share his experiences on how to steer through difficult situations in a team and how each and everyone has an impact on the team's performance.


As a self taught developer who eventually joined a bootcamp, I was surprised how the essential lessons were not only on code, but working on code together with other people. From having people around me to getting to lead small teams working together, the impact we can have makes a significant difference.

In this talk, we walk through my lessons from self-taught to a Lambda school student to a team lead, to help you avoid the pitfalls I experienced. We’ll look at how one of the most underrated skills is having experience working in a team environment, and how the experiences of repeated situations helps us navigate through difficult situations. Avoid lack of communication, not having a clear leader and not planning effectively as good teams have pretty much done all those things very well.

You are probably wondering, Cam how can I accomplish these things. First, play some sort of icebreaker to get to know each other and find out why they got into the industry. Second, find out what everyone’s strengths and weaknesses are and have defined roles in mind. Third and this is probably as important as the others is planning planning planning. If you don’t plan you plan to fail. Let’s plan to lead effectively and work well together.


Wednesday, July 15
4:00 - 5:00 PM (CEST, Berlin Time) 

Register Now, it's free:

Many thanks to our AgileTD and AgileTDUSA sponsor Brightest for all the support.


In case you have missed any of our latest webinars, please visit our YouTube channel for all the replays. There are much more webinars in the pipeline, so look out for announcements on our social channels.

See you next time 😊 !

news AgileTD Webinar with Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

Agile Testing Days Team
19 Jun, 2020

How can the whole team, including testers, help to build quality into processes and products? In this webinar learn more about W. Edward Deming's key principles for business effectiveness and ways to exercise them in your agile workplace.

Janet Gregory is a consultant, specializing in building quality systems, and helping companies promote agile quality processes. Lisa Crispin is an Agile tester and coach, helping practitioners deliver quality software frequently and sustainably. Janet and Lisa are founders of and co-authors of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, and Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Intro.

From the very start, Janet and Lisa have been vital and indispensable members of the Agile Testing Days USA and Agile Testing Days in Germany community. Their world-renowned work and passion for Agile Testing can not be valued high enough.


Session Abstract: 
Quality Processes in an Agile Environment
In 1982, W. Edward Deming identified 14 key principles for business effectiveness. These principles are alive and well in effective agile teams and organization.

It is important that the “whole team” buys into practices such as Acceptance Test Driven Development and understands that testing is an activity that happens throughout development from the very beginning and not a phase at the end. While testing is a large part of any quality program, it is not the only thing.

Janet and Lisa explore some of the practices that support those Deming’s quality principles and help to build quality into both your product and your processes.

Tuesday, June 30
4:00 - 5:00 PM (CEST, Berlin Time) 

Supported by:
A big thank you to our AgileTD 2020 sponsor SauceLabs!

Register now, it's free:

We hope to see you there. Don't miss any upcoming free webinars and sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media!

news Let's talk about "value" in the software testing universe

Agile Testing Days Team
2 Jun, 2020

How can testers add value for the team ... and for themselves. What does it actually mean, when we talk about "value" in the software testing universe?

Pete Walen will give some insights, answers and possibly more questions. Let's keep the discussion vital to see where the future role of testing and testers will lead us.

Pete Walen has been in some form of software development for over 25 years. He has been a developer, a business analyst, a project manager, tester and testing specialist, ScrumMaster and Agile Coach. Pete has also been a vital part of the Agile Testing Days community for many years now. He will host the mentoring corner at the Agile Testing Days USA 2021.


Wednesday, June 10
3:00 - 4:00 PM (CEST, Berlin Time) 
8:00 - 9:00 AM (CDT, Chicago Time)

Please go here to sign up and participate in the live online event!

The webinar is free of charge.  The session will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel

Looking for Value in Testing and Testers

Loads of experts tell us what testers do. There are extensive lists to tell us what testing is all about. They include test plans and test cases; finding bugs; to verify conformance to requirements, to tell a story and to add value. 

What does any of this really mean? How can we, as testers, add value for the team, the organization or customers? What about value for ourselves? Do we, as testers, have value? Can we do better work, no matter what type of environment we are in, to improve quality and add the mysterious "value"? 

Supported by:
A big thank you to our AgileTD USA 2021 sponsor Xray!

news Wohooo, The AgileTD 2020 Program Is Out!

Agile Testing Days Team
28 May, 2020

The program for the Agile Testing Days 2020, set for November 8-13, in Potsdam, Germany has just been released! 

The program committee and AgileTD team spared no effort to again create something unique and fabulous, with never seen before formats, a top-notch speaker line-up and diverse mix of sessions:

➡️ 14 inspiring keynotes
➡️ 93 engaging talks 
➡️ 29 bonus sessions
➡️ 19 energizing sport & activity sessions
➡️ 13 fun social events & evening shows
➡️ 11 hands-on tutorials
➡️ 39 interactive workshops

All we need is you to join the global AgileTD family and prepare the ground for the greaTEST agile testing festival in Europe! 

We will take all necessary steps to make this event as safe as possible for everyone, on-site and online. Online?? And On-site? Yes, you heard right. We are combining the best out of two worlds. 

AgileTD Hybrid Edition - Join On-Site or Online

For this year's Agile Testing Days festival you have the option to choose, whether you want to stay safe at home and attend AgileTD life from your couch, the bathtub or from where-ever, or if you want to come to Potsdam to safe-distance-meet the awesome community. 

With introducing the Hybrid edition, we want to give everyone the chance to attend AgileTD.

The on-site event will follow all official regulations to keep us safe and healthy, while enjoying the 2 tutorial days and the 4-day conference. The online event will be streamed live and offers many options to still be close while being far away. Have a look at the packages here, and decide how you would like to participate.

Find out more about the Hybrid event in the latest Agile TD blog post, written by José Diaz, founder of trendig and the AgileTD conferences,


Whatever you choose, we are doing our very best to create an amazing, safe and enjoyable conference experience for you.

And remember, the spirt will travel to whereever you are!

news What's Happiness? Join our next Webinar & Find Out!

Agile Testing Days Team
7 May, 2020

How can we be more happy? In times like these, you may feel like you are not in control of your own life anymore. Regulations, lock down, social distancing ... One possible way to uplift yourself and others, is to concentrate on all things we actually CAN influence ourselves. Let's find out together in this free webinar with the wonderful Vernon Brown!

Vernon is one of the top Happiness Coaches in America, who focuses on exploring the endless possibilities as to why Entrepreneurs and Executives feel stuck and unhappy. The key is many still live in the past; Vernon unlocks their destiny. Vernon Brown’s work has touched the lives of thousands of Executives to increase employee engagement. As well as, Entrepreneurs who have doubled their business beyond six figures and has helped save countless personal relationships in the process.

Wednesday, May 27
4:00 - 5:00 AM (CEST, Berlin Time) /
9:00 - 10:00 AM (CET, Chicago Time)

Please go here to sign up and participate in the live online event!

Give me an hour...How to gain 10-15 hours a week to do what you love

How much time do you spend being present and communicating at your best while juggling deadlines, reports, and guidelines? And on top of all that you still have to manage life!

Sharing his own experiences and past executive client experiences, happiness coach Vernon Brown will give attendees a new perspective on leadership, life, happiness, and success.

The webinar is free of charge. If you already have some questions, please send them to us via The session will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel. Vernon is happy to answer any remaining open questions.

Stay tuned for more free virtual events folks! Let's stay connected, we are happy to welcome you at our virtual events.


Supported by:
Thanks to our AgileTD USA sponsor Mobile Labs!

news Sign Up for a free Webinar with Gitte Klitgaard on May 13

Agile Testing Days Team
30 Apr, 2020

The most important thing is your health and well-being, especially in times of a global crisis. That's why we decided to start our free AgileTD USA virtual events series with a webinar on psychological safety and mental health, presented by the amazing Gitte Klitgaard.

Not only is she a globally renowned agile coach, keynote speaker and people expert, with a great devotion to hugs, but she has been an a vital member of the AgileTD and AgileTDUSA community for many years. Learn more about Gitte and her great work on her Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.

So, don't miss the chance to learn and share about what Gitte is most passionate about - human vulnarability, courage and creating a safe place.

Wednesday, May 13
4:00 - 5:00 PM (Berlin time)

Psychological safety and mental health in times of crisis.

Psychological safety is important even when we have a normal situation. Right now we are all in a state of crisis in one form or another.

The talk will shortly explain what psychological safety is, before moving on to how things are different at this time, as well as the same. It will also touch upon how it affects our mental health.

There will be plenty of time for questions.

Sign Up:
Please go here to sign up for the live event!


The webinar is free of charge. If you already have some questions, please send them to us via the above email. There will be a recap of the session, and open questions are answered.

Supported by:
Our AgileTD USA 2021 Silver Sponsor Inflectra. Thanks for having our back!


Sign up for our first AgileTD USA Webinar and stay tuned for more! 
Let's stay connected, we are happy to welcome you at our virtual events.


news Time for Tea - First AgileTD USA Virtual Event

Agile Testing Days Team
21 Apr, 2020

The Agile Testing Days USA 2020 might be postponed, but that doesn't mean we skip all the fun things until next year. One integral part of AgileTD USA is actually what happens in between sessions, in the hallways, at the bar or at the numerous social daytime and evening events. So, we created Tea O'Clock, an informal virtual meeting for everyone who wants to stay connected with the AgileTD and AgileTD USA community.

Join us for one of our weekly Tea O'Clock sessions. Tune in every Thursday and take part in some heart-to-heart chats on common concerns, hopes and unicorns.

Every Thursday
Timing varies, and will be announced the week before.

To participate, please just send an email to You will then receive a link to the meeting. 

What else?

  • What happens at Tea O'Clock stays at Tea O'Clock. No recording.
  • There is no room for any sales activities.
  • No judging! Everyone has very different situations to deal with right now. We do not accept any violation against our Code of Conduct.
  • We do not care what is in your cup!

That's how easy it is. Sure, it is not the same as a meeting in persona, but in pandemic times this is all we can do. We are in this together friends. Let's make the best of it and cuddle up, virtually ❤️.

In case you are looking for knowledge based sessions, look out for our free webinar series, soon to be launched. 


Looking forward to seeing you at our next Tea O'Clock.
Your Agile Testing Days USA Team

news AgileTD USA delayed to June 20 - 24, 2021

Agile Testing Days Team
7 Apr, 2020

The Agile Testing Days USA will not take place this year. The COVID-19 pandemic and all risks and regulations that come with it, leave no other option for us, but to postpone the conference to next year. No question about it. Your health, and the well-being of our speakers, staff, partners, sponsors and colleagues around the globe are most important!

So, please mark your calendar for the Agile Testing Days USA 2021, set for June 20 - 24 in the Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois.

Speaker line-up and program will be as planned for this year. A huge thank you to all speakers who extended their engagement until 2021. Thanks also to all attendees, who have already registered and kept their tickets and to our 2020 sponsors, who will still support us next year. This is much appreciated and really helps us steer through these difficult times.

Here in Germany we have a saying: The longer the waiting the greater the experience. Since a whole year of planning, organizing, twisting and turning lies behind us, we cannot quite agree. Let's just say that next year's conference will probably be the most anticipated AgileTD USA of all times 😊.

Like so many other conference, training or event organizers we are struggling  with the current situation. But we are convinced that with the help of our great community, friends, and faithful campanions, we will survive.


Thanks for your trust, love and support. Stay safe!


Read the full AgileTD USA statement on COVID-19 here.

news #Myteamrocks Video Challenge - Win free tickets

Agile Testing Days Team
19 Mar, 2020

We have an amazing opportunity for your team!

Participate in our #Myteamrocks Video Challenge & WIN 3 conference tickets worth $7000 for Agile Testing Days USA, set for this summer, June 21 - 25, 2020, in Chicago, IL.

The My Team Rocks Video Challenge is designed to give groups the chance to explain why their team rocks. We want to discover how every team member (tester, programmer, developer, engineer, etc) contributes to your organizations' success and sparks the good vibes.


  • Video with maximum of two minutes in length
  • Post it on Twitter
  • Mention @AgileTDUSA and #MyTeamRocks in the tweet
  • Submission period is from March 19 until April 30, 2020


The video with the most likes and retweets wins!

Have fun participating and let your creativity flow!

news Welcome Back Friends: Alumni Save 20%

Agile Testing Days Team
16 Mar, 2020

The third edition of the Agile Testing Days USA is not that far anymore. Slowly but surely, we start to get super excited to see the AgileTDUSA family again soon. The community is what makes this conference so special and unique and we would like to share this experience with as many former AgileTD and AgileTDUSA attendees as possible.

Join the family and save 20% on any package. You sure don't want to miss this years' Agile Testing Festival, that is packed with new exciting session formats and great social events.

Learn core agile practices, new testing tools & technologies at the conference days and put your skills to the test with one of our 1-day or 2-days hands on tutorials. Meet the speakers, network with fellow testers and mingle with thought leaders, industry experts and new voice rockstars.

Take the chance and grab your tickets for North America's greatest agile testing event now. Super Early Bird ends soon, so hurry up and get your tickets at the best price available!

To avail the 20% Alumni discount, please contact to receive the according code.

news Flower Power at AgileTDUSA 2020

Agile Testing Days Team
9 Mar, 2020

Break on through to the agile side - this is the motto for the Agile Testing Days USA 2020 costume party. Yeah, you heard right! It's all about Flower Power, love, peace and agile testing.

We are pleased to collaborate with the amazing Chicago based Ring of Music Band & Orchestra to make you all move your dancing feet. The party will be held in the beautiful O'Hare Ballrom and you should not miss out on our prime communal event.

Benefit from this networking opportunity in a relaxed and safe atmosphere, because as we all know, most new contacts are made in between sessions. So, strut your stuff in your favorite pair of flares and put some flowers in your hair. We cannot wait for this great evening.

Check out the rest of the program and register now at the best rate available. The Super Early Bird is valid until March 31 only!

news Get set for the AgileTDUSA 2020 Tutorials!

Agile Testing Days Team
21 Feb, 2020

Explore the AgileTDUSA 2020 tutorial schedule and take your skills to a new level. Join our amazing expert speakers for an intense 1-day or 2-days hands-on workshop: Angie Jones, Derk-Jan de Grood, Doc Norton, Elisabeth Hendrickson, Gitte Klittgaard, Janet Gregory, Jan Jaap Cannegieter, Lisa Crispin, Morgan Ahlström, Rahul Verma, Santosh Tuppad, and Tariq King

The topics range from Test Automation, AI and Machine Learning, Python for testers, and web & mobile security to Agile Testing essentials, tools & techniques, psychological safety, and leadership. Learn more about all tutorials here.

Upon request you will receive an official Certificate of Completion right after the conference. Frame it, put it up and proudly represent to your peers 😉.

Still unsure whether to join us for Chicago's hottest Agile Testing Festival? Then check out these undeniable reasons to attend. Tell your workmates and experience the packed 6-track program, social events and Flower Power costume party together. Because, as you all know, life is better in teams!

news Hurray! Registration for AgileTDUSA 2020 open now!

Agile Testing Days Team
3 Dec, 2019

Claim your Super Early Bird pricing for AgileTDUSA 2020 

2019 is coming to an end and we hope you already have AgileTDUSA 2020 on your agenda. The 3rd edition of North America's greatest agile testing festival from June 21–25, 2020 is going to be a one-of-a-kind experience with top-notch speakers, various cutting-edge talks and in-depth workshops and tutorials and much more.

The registration for AgileTDUSA 2020 is now open and the Super Early Bird pricing in full swing. If you register until March 31, 2020, you can save up to $ 700 on your AgileTDUSA 2020 ticket.

news Program for AgileTDUSA 2020 out now!

Agile Testing Days Team
11 Nov, 2019

We have already shared it on Twitter and during the Agile Testing Days conference in Potsdam last week: We are happy and proud that the program for AgileTDUSA 2020 is officially out!

Check out all the amazing sessions, topics, and speakers and find your favorite talk, keynote, workshop, bonus or combo session. The AgileTDUSA schedule is now available:

We have also some amazing keynote speakers scheduled for you in Chicago, IL, June 21-25th, 2020: Angie Jones, Rahul Verma, Derk-Jan de Grood, Vernon Brown, Santhosh Tuppad, and Gitte Klitgaard. And we are especially proud and happy to have Elizabeth Hendrickson keynoting at the upcoming Agile Testing Days USA conference. 

So, don't miss out and connect with software testing and agile experts, fellow software professionals and industry leaders at North America's greatest agile testing festival. We will soon open the registration. Stay tuned!

news Thank You for Your Submissions!

Agile Testing Days Team
2 Oct, 2019

The Call for Papers for AgileTDUSA 2020 is closed! Thank you to everyone that has been sending their talks in for AgileTDUSA 2020! We have received so many amazing proposals. We closed the CFP form on Monday, September 30 having over 300 entries from 32 different countries! We are overwhelmed by your passion to support us by the sessions.

Now comes the heads down reading part for our program committee. For the next few weeks, they will be busy reviewing all the ideas, stories and experience reports and making some tough decisions.

We will announce by e-mail the results to everyone and also notify everyone that submitted a session if they got selected for the program or not. Good luck to all & wait for news!

news First Keynote Speakers for AgileTD 2020 Announced

Agile Testing Days Team
24 Sep, 2019

We are excited to announce the first keynote speakers for our conference next June in Chicago, Illinois. So far, Angie Jones, Derk-Jan de Grood, Rahul Verma, Santosh Tuppad, and Gitte Klitgaard have been confirmed and will share their knowledge with the agile testing community. Come see them – and other keynote speakers, who will be announced later – at AgileTDUSA, June 21-25, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

news Meet our 2020 Program Committee

Agile Testing Days Team
2 Sep, 2019

We are very excited to announce the 2020 Agile Testing Days USA Program Committee who will review each and every speaker submission and help us put together an outstanding program for the 5-day event in June 2020.

This year's Program Committee consists of MIATPP 2015 winner Janet Gregory (Canada), Jenna Charlton (USA), Derk-Jan de Grood (Netherlands), Jenny Bramble (USA), Pete Walen (USA) and Raj Subrameyer (USA). The team is responsible for the following activities for the Agile Testing Days USA conference:

  • Evaluate and review submissions
  • Assist in the selection of talks and workshops
  • Provide feedback on submissions

We are very happy about our professional team of reviewers and can't wait for the AgileTDUSA 2020 program to be put together. Submit your paper until SEP 30, 2019!

news Call for Papers for AgileTDUSA 2020 Open Now!

Agile Testing Days Team
22 Aug, 2019

The AgileTDUSA Team is happy to announce that the Call for Papers for AgileTDUSA is now open

Agile Testing Days USA is best known for its rich 6-track program and open-minded atmosphere, featuring track sessions and workshops, keynotes, full-day tutorials, and combo sessions as well as exceptional bonus sessions and social activities.

Dig deep for your best ideas and propose a session to present at our annual North American conference taking place from June 21-25, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois!
We look forward to your numerous submissions revolving around:

  • AI & Robotics and Testing
  • Automation and Testing
  • Test Automation
  • API Testing
  • Scaling AI & Testing
  • Test (Case) Management
  • Coding workshops /live coding sessions
  • and many more topics.

Submission deadline is September 30, 2019!

To learn more about the Call for Papers, please visit

news Thank you for a galactic AgileTDUSA 2019

Agile Testing Days Team
9 Jul, 2019

The AgileTDUSA team wants to say THANK YOU for an amazing conference. We could not do without our great speakers, sponsors, partners and attendees. It was a pleasure to organize and run the 2nd edition and we cannot wait to do it all over again for the Agile Testing Days 2020.

We hope that each and every member of the #unicornsquad could take away many new ideas and valuable knowledge and had just as much fun with mingling, networking, learning and sharing as we did. Spread the love and learnings with your team and make sure to come back next year. To make sharing easy, we collected slides, blogposts and photos and will send out an email to all attendees soon. Please get in touch if you need more information or want to contact specific speakers for more details.

Although AgileTDUSA is over, you can stay in touch with us and your new friends on social media and check out the latest videos. Don't miss any deadlines and announcements and subscribe to the AgileTDUSA newsletter!

You want to be speak at the next ATDs USA? Then save the date for the Call for Papers, opening August 15th 2019. 

We hope to see you all again next year!
Take care until we meet again.

Your AgileTDUSA Team

news Your First Day at AgileTDUSA 2019

Agile Testing Days Team
14 Jun, 2019

Are you puzzled about why you should attend AgileTDUSA or which sessions to go to? We have got you covered. If you are part of an agile team, here is an example of what YOUR first conference day, on June 26 could look like.

07:00 AM - Start your day with some soothing Agile Morning Yoga and head straight to Lean Coffee with Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory.

9:10 AM - Get into conference mode with the opening keynote Quality then? Quality now! by Janet Gregory & Susan Bligh

10:25 AM - Upgrade your presentation and speaking skills with the Mentoring Corner and learn tips & tricks from AgileTDUSA program chairs

11:10 AM - Move on to Daily Scrum: Foster teamwork with just in time planning led by Kemmy Raji

11:55 AM - Improve collaboration in your team with the next 30 min talk Getting the Story right to the Team and our new voice speaker Mary Fernquist-Anderson

12:25 PM - Refresh during the lunch break and check out the Expo in the Grand Ballroom

01:25 PM - Kickstart your agile brain muscles with Ash Coleman's keynote on why Context is Everything

02:25 PM - Spend the afternoon engaging in one of our brilliant workshops, like So you want change, let's talk about your fears by Mike Edwards

05:40 PM - And round off this exciting day with Bad-gile the Gameshow and the great hosts Alex Schladebeck, Huib Schoots and Bart Knaack

And what could be more suitable than our amazing and first ever Roaring Twenties Costume Party, set in the stunning Empire Room at 8 PM, to finish this intense day? Enjoy delicious food and drinks, network with new and old friends and dance the night away to the tunes of the Ring of Music.


If you have not registered yet, make sure to reserve your seats NOW! Time and space is limited and you sure don't want to miss the next Agile Testing Festival.

Register now and check out the different packages and ways to save. Teams of 3 or more benefit from our group discount and Alumni get 20% off any ticket! Also, you can ask our speakers for a special discount code.

So, don't wait any longer and join us for AgileTDUSA.


news Trusted Friends at AgileTDUSA 2019

Agile Testing Days Team
28 May, 2019

The Agile Testing Days USA are an event where all participants should feel welcome and comfortable, free to speak their minds and hearts. We value diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility and we particularly strive to include underrepresented groups in tech. The open-minded and communal atmosphere, that AgileTD conferences have established over the years, is what makes this event so special. Above all, our mission is to provide a safe space for all to learn and grow professionally. 

We proudly present this year's Trusted Friends Uwe Gelfert, Mike Talks, Stefanie Mania, and Ina Hölzel. They will ensure that all conference partcipants follow our Code of Conduct. Of course, they cannot be everywhere, so we highly encourage everyone to report situations in which the CoC is or might be violated. If you witness any form of harrassment or discrimination, please reach out to our Trusted Friends anytime. If none of them is present, all members of staff and organizer team are approachable throughout the conference.

Feeling unsafe does not always relate to someone else, harrassing a person or specific group. Large crowds of people may trigger anxiety or other mental and physical health issues. Throughout the years the Trusted Friends have gained valuable experience with a variety of problematic situations. Whatever the cause, they offer help and guidance through any form of difficulty our attendees may encounter.


To find out more about the AgileTDUSA Code of Conduct, our Diversity Charter and consequences for its violation, visit


news Agile Alliance sponsors AgileTDUSA

Agile Testing Days Team
21 May, 2019

We are proud to be sponsored by the Agile Alliance, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. They support people who explore and apply Agile values, principles, and practices to make building software solutions more effective, humane, and sustainable.

Find out about their amazing work for the Agile community at their booth in Chicago.

And there is more! We hand out an exclusive 20% discount for all members of the Agile Alliance. Just login to your account to receive the special discount code.

news We are Family: Alumni Discount for AgileTD & AgileTDUSA

Agile Testing Days Team
21 May, 2019

The second edition of the Agile Testing Days USA is just around the corner and we are super excited to meet the AgileTDUSA family again soon. The community is what makes this conference so special and unique and we would like to share this experience with as many former AgileTD and AgileTDUSA attendees as possible.

We created a special discount for all Alumni of any Agile Testing Days conference. Save 20% on any package and join the family, this time in the beautiful city of Chicago.

Learn core agile practices, new testing tools & technologies on the conference days and put your skills to to the test with one of our 9 hands-on tutorials. Meet the speakers, network with fellow testers and mingle with thought leaders, industry experts and new voice rockstars.

Take the chance and grab your tickets for North America's greatest agile testing festival now. Early Bear pricing ends May 24th. So, be quick and register at the best pricing available.

To avail the 20% Alumni discount, please contact to receive the according code.


* This offer is valid until June 23, 2019.


news Grab a Bargain: Early Bear Tickets for AgileTDUSA

Agile Testing Days Team
6 May, 2019

Super Early Bear Pricing is over but that doesn't mean you can't save money. Until May 24, you can save up to $ 200 with our Early Bear discount. So, hurry and grab your tickets for North America's greatest agile testing festival now!

Learn the latest Agile testing methods, tools, and strategies from technical luminaries in your field! Build your personal schedule from 32 talks, 10 workshops, 9 training classes, 9 tutorials, 5+ social events and 7 outstanding keynotes -- target the specific testing skills and knowledge you need to compete and succeed.

Your registration includes ALL sessions, keynotes, and special events -- plus lunches, snack breaks, and event receptions. 

To register please visit

news AgileTDUSA Co-Sponsors Chicago Seleniumistas Meetup

Agile Testing Days Team
17 Apr, 2019

Are you interested in how AI is changing the enterprise testing world? If yes, then attend the Chicago Seleniumistas meetup on May 8, 2019, at the Sprout Social HQ! We're co-sponsoring this awesome meetup and our AgileTDUSA speaker Raj Subramanian will tell you more about AI-based testing.

Raj will cover the basics of AI, discuss live demos and show you how AI-based Dynamic Locators help to make your tests more resilient to change and in turn helps in building smarter, stable and much faster tests, and share insights into the future of AI-based testing.

And the best thing is Raj will give away a 20% discount code for tickets to AgileTDUSA this summer in Chicago during the meetup.

Who's coming to the Chicago Seleniumistas meetup? Check the meetup group for more event details here.

news Register in April to Get Girls Coding!

Agile Testing Days Team
1 Apr, 2019

You can now help to bring Girls Who Code programs to girls across the country, and make a difference in these girls’ lives! Register for AgileTDUSA and we will donate $ 50 to Girls Who Code for every registration received by April 26, 2019. It’s that simple!

At a time when computing skills are most thought-after in the job market, girls are still being left behind. Your registration will help Girls Who Code to serve tens of thousands of girls through their free after-school Clubs and Summer Immersion Programs! Their programs are teaching girls around the country the skills they’ll need to thrive in a 21st-century workforce.

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that is equipping girls with the skills they need to change not only their own lives but their communities’ as well. Girls Who Code helps girls to change the world, one line of code at a time.

Learn more about Girls Who Code by visiting

news AgileTDUSA Website Becomes ADA Compliant

Agile Testing Days Team
27 Feb, 2019

Recently, a ruling in the USA has been passed declaring the official standard of website accessibility. Title III of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) mandates that websites and PDFs are required to be accessible to individuals with vision, hearing and physical impairments.

The Agile Testing Day USA organizing team is committed to offering a diverse, inclusive and accessible learning environment for all. We welcome and encourage individuals with disabilities to participate in our conference. Therefore, we strive to enhance the online and on-site experience for all attendees by being accessible and free of barriers to all.

By making our Agile Testing Days USA website ADA compliant, we want to make sure that our website is also accessible to users with disabilities.

With the help of the established Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, we have so far

  • included descriptive tags on all images.

  • ensured that captions to our own videos are added (automatic captions by Youtube).

  • ensured that the site can be read using screen reading software.

  • checked the site to make sure that text is legible and readable.

  • made sure that buttons and text have sufficient contrast to be noticed and are placed in predictable locations.

We know that we haven’t reached our goal yet of being 100% ADA compliant, but we are on a good way and are trying our best to achieve this goal.

We highly appreciate and value your feedback. In case you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback to help us increase the accessibility of our website, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information. You can contact us by phone at 0049-30-747628-0 or by email at

news AgileTDUSA SpeakEasy Sessions Online

Agile Testing Days Team
31 Jan, 2019

Today we are very proud to share with you our SpeakEasy sessions. We teamed up with SpeakEasy for a full track. This means SpeakEasy facilitates great content for:

  • 1 keynote
  • 6 30-minute talks
  • 1 120-minute workshop
  • 1 150-minute workshop

Come along with Janet Gregory & Raye Hurst, Jasmin Smith, Mary Fernquist-Anderson, Parveen Khan, Rachel Kibler, Kemmy Raji, Shivani Gaba, Aditi Mulay and Butch Mayhew as they share their experiences in the world of agile and testing.

Check out the speakers and their sessions below:

Rachel Kibler - Real Life is Not An Edge Case 

Butch Mayhew - What!!! You Don't Have Test Cases?

Jasmin Smith - Getting Buy-In for Mob Programming

Kemmy Raji - Daily Scrum: Foster teamwork with just in time planning!

Mary Fernquist-Anderson - Getting The Story Right To The Team

Paveen Khan - A Tester’s Survival Guide for Agile Transition

Janet Gregory & Raye Hurst - Define your quality and apply key elements to achieve it!

Shivani Gaba - Moving from Gui to Api Testing

Aditi Mulay - Leveraging development principles into automation framework

We look forward to an outstanding program for Agile Testing Days USA, June 23-27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois! We hope to see you there!

You can register now for AgileTDUSA 2019 at Super Early Bear rates! 

news AgileTDUSA among Best Software Testing Conferences of 2019

Agile Testing Days Team
21 Jan, 2019

Every year TechBeacon compiles a list of the best software testing conferences and we’re excited to announce that Agile Testing Days USA is among the Top 10 software testing conference that have proved valuable to attendees. 

AgileTDUSA is the perfect option for you if you want to:

  • Meet some of the brightest minds and professionals in the industry
  • Stay ahead of the curve on the latest software testing trends and technologies
  • Network with customers and vendors
  • Keep your skills and knowledge up to date
  • Listen to inspirational keynotes
  • Learn hands-on practices from thought leaders and industry experts
  • Put your career in perspective

We hope AgileTDUSA, set for June 23-27, 2019 in Chicago, IL, is on your list.

Read more about AgileTDUSA and its fellow software testing conferences here.

news AgileTDUSA 2019 Program Announced

Agile Testing Days Team
8 Jan, 2019

We are super excited to share with you the program for the 2nd edition of the Agile Testing Days USA from June 23-27, 2019, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL! Our program chairs reviewed over 400 submissions, rated the papers and gave advise in order to help us create an awesome conference program. And they did an amazing job. Thank you! After a very comprehensive review process, we are now proud to bring you the best Agilists and software testing experts! 

For the first time, we offer a SpeakEasy New Voice track together with a SpeakEasy keynote, which will be announced soon. In addition, six highly-anticipated keynotes will be delivered by thought leaders, Dan Billing, Ash Coleman, Bonnie Aumann, Janet Gregory, Susan Bligh, Camille Eddy, Alexandra Schladebeck, Huib Schoots and Bart Knaack. 

The 5-day program is built around:

  • core agile practices
  • new technical practices
  • organizational/team practices

We’ll explore topics such as:

  • integration of principles and practices
  • advances in AI 
  • building resilience
  • tools and techniques to increase performance
  • advances in test automation
  • and many more

Also, be sure to attend one of the great tutorials. In total, we have selected 9 insightful and very hands-on expert sessions. Find your favorite sessions and get excited for North America's greatest agile testing festival! 

View the program and schedule now!

news #1 New Year's Resolution: Register for AgileTDUSA 2019

Agile Testing Days Team
7 Jan, 2019

Happy New Year to all of you. For us, 2018 was full of new experiences, many goals achieved and dreams fulfilled, and 2019 will be the year where you get to level-up your talents, reach new goals and learn new practices from the best.

Our visions for 2019 are creating an exciting AgileTDUSA 2019 conference program with thought-provoking, insightful, and knowledge-filled sessions, connecting and bringing together more people from the agile software development industry to collaborate, share and learn from and with each other, and helping others to to succeed in their role, and as a company.

What are your goals for 2019? If one of your goals is to attend our Agile Testing Days USA conference in Chicago, Illinois, this summer, then we are happy to  give you a hand and share with you our "Super Early Bear Discount" available until April 26, 2019. If you register in this period, you can save up to $ 400 on your registration.

Register now at!

news The Countdown is on for the AgileTDUSA 2019 Program

Agile Testing Days Team
14 Dec, 2018

Oh my... we are getting more and more excited. We officially kicked off the countdown to the AgileTDUSA 2019 Program with the announcement of our keynote speakers lineup. Today, we are more than happy to share with you the tutorials that are confirmed to be held at the Agile Testing Days USA in Chicago, IL!

We proudly present you nine highly valuable and very hands-on sessions covering AI, Gaming and Testing, Agile Testing Essentials, Exploratory Testing, Performance Testing, Test Management Practices, Continuous Delivery, and Automated Test Kata.

We have already announced our keynote speakers below, so please check out our tutorial speakers together with their tutorials. Please note that we will publish more information on Ash Coleman's tutorial "Putting Testing Back Into Agile" in the beginning of 2019.


Bias in AI: Tools for Algorithmic Fairness and Accountability by Camille Eddy & Alivia Blount

In an effort to combat bias we need systems that provide transparency in algorithms. These systems would provide information on what an algorithm decided and why it made its decision. Including the obvious missteps of cultural biases to the biases that are more subtle. This workshop will go over the first steps you can take with new open source tools from IBM and Google called AI Fairness 360 and What-If respectively. We will also briefly point out steps and features that Microsoft and Amazon announced for their upcoming AI transparency tools.

8-Bit Pro - A Gamer's Guide to Testing by Dan Billing

Let me take you back in time to the 1980s and tell you a story. A story of an 8-year-old boy, seaside arcades, chunky cartridges, tape drives, floppy discs, pokes, cheats, and magazines full of code! This is the start of how I became a tester.
 Gaming is often written off as a wasteful pastime. Hours of time are sunk into playing the latest games, just to get kudos amongst other fellow gamers. Some do take it to extremes and ignore all other aspects of their lives.
 I would argue that gaming is a productive activity. Gamers test all the time. Gamers explore, model, tweak, mod, exploit and play to win! In this talk, we will discover how gaming can be a route to learning and better testing!
 Together we will explore vast open worlds, side quests, secret rooms and special upgrades. What does it take to succeed in a clan? What is glitching? Do you risk downloading the latest DLC? What strategy do you take? Do you save now, take the stealthy route or go in all guns blazing!?
 So, don't be a camper. Don't get pwned. Let's discover together how gaming can really add huge XP to your testing!

Agile Testing Essentials by Janet Gregory & Lisa Crispin

If you’re new to agile, or you’re finding it hard to succeed with any aspect of testing with your team, join this hands-on, interactive tutorial to get traction on agile testing essentials. Adopting an agile testing mindset means helping your team tackle tough challenges such as automating, collaborating for testing in a cross-functional team, and building what your customer really wants. You’ll learn how to change your thinking from bug detection to bug prevention. You’ll get hands-on experience with core practices such as guiding development with business-facing tests, using the Agile Testing Quadrants model to plan testing activities, exploratory testing, and using retrospectives to continually improve your testing. By the end of the day, you’ll have a full testing toolbox and a list of experiments to help your team build quality software.

Software Investigation & Exploration - Supercharging Your Value by Huib Schoots & Alex Schladebeck

To some degree all testing is done by humans is exploratory. Exploratory testing can be a very powerful approach, but is hard to master. It can be more effective and efficient yet when done right. In this workshop participants experience what exploratory testing is and helps understanding the strategy, tactics and techniques of ET. They will experiment and experience how exploration can boost the value of testing. It also provides tips, tricks and insights from a practical point of view how to master exploratory testing. What are the practical skills needed for successful testing using exploration in the real world? This workshop also introduces how ET can be planned, structured and provide traceability.

Automated Test Kata by Mike Talks

Are you baffled about how to contribute to automation efforts? Do you want to learn more about unit testing? Do you just want to have fun testing the hell out of a challenging piece of code? If your answer to any of those was a yes, then this is the workshop for you. The workshop focuses strongly on kinesthetic or "learning by doing". The setup is that our lead developer won the lottery and has dramatically quit the company. You're left looking through what they've built and trying to work out if it's fit for purpose! In this workshop we'll attempt to test a fuel management system for an aircraft. We'll download a project from GitHub as a starter, evaluate it, add some tests and make improvements. The code has been created in Java, but has been carefully created so adding new tests will involve minimal language skills. What you'll most need to bring is your testing mindset. The workshop focuses on using unit testing for the test framework, but the principles you'll learn will apply to other.

Enabling Continuous Delivery [With Testing] by Matt Heusser

Anyone can deliver all the time; just push the code to production. That leads to three options: (A) Lot of time in fix/retest land, (B) Low quality in production. Option (C) is to reduce risk and uncertainty by making continuous delivery work. In other words, testers and testing can become irrelevant by Continuous Delivery … or they can lead the way. Drawing from the acclaimed Lean Software Delivery course, Matt Heusser teaches how testing activities can change to enable continuous delivery - not just to production, but how data from the release can inform the customer feedback cycle on what to build next. The tutorial uses a combination of lecture and exercises to explore the forces that drive risk on software projects, where the attendees are now … and what the world might look like in six weeks or six months. Attendees learn a nuanced, clear definition of continuous delivery, the core concepts of lean continuous improvement, and how to steer toward it.

Test Management in Agile by Jan-Jaap Cannegieter & Derk-Jan de Grood

During highly interactive exercises we will make our own agile test strategy at sprint level and learn how we can plan and monitor testing. We will do an exercise with light weight documentation (one page test plan and test charters) and discuss test strategies at e.g. release train level. In larger organizations we see there is a need for test management like roles. By attending to this workshop you will understand basic test management activities and test management roles in an agile environment. During the tutorial we will work with practical templates that you can apply in your own office. This tutorial is relevant for testers and test managers who are already working in an iterative, Agile of DevOps environment as well as testers and test managers that will soon work in such an environment.

JMeter Performance Testing Workshop by Bob Foster

The Apache JMeter™ application is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. This hands-on workshop teaches you how JMeter is used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, and Web dynamic applications. In class, you will simulate load on a server, a group of servers, or a network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types. The workshop format provides a rich interactive learning experience with incremental lessons and labs that build upon one another.

news Slide into 2019 with our AgileTDUSA SLEIGH Discount

Agile Testing Days Team
12 Dec, 2018

Happy Holidays!

The end of the year is near, and this is the best time to start planning for 2019. Mark Agile Testing Days USA, set for June 23-27, 2019, at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL, in your conference agenda.

To make spending your residual budget of 2018 easier, we also have a special pre-Christmas gift for you: Slide into 2019 with our 20% discount on all conference tickets. Until December 31, 2018, you can save big! So, take the chance and spoil your team with tickets for the 2nd edition of North America's greatest agile testing festival. 

To learn more and register, please visit:


news Keynote Speakers for AgileTDUSA 2019 Announced

Agile Testing Days Team
4 Dec, 2018

Every year, we try to choose keynote speakers who are an integral part of the agile community. Today we are happy to present you our keynote lineup for the Agile Testing Days USA 2019, set for June 23-27, 2019, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Our highly inspirational keynote speakers from around the world will set the scene for the 2nd edition of AgileTDUSA followed by selected talks and workshop sessions. Register for AgileTDUSA 2019 by clicking here.


Bonnie Aumann

Bonnie works with organizations interested in building a more sustainable, beautiful, open world and workplace. As an early adopter of Agile, she has spent 12 years on the product and people side of technology. The experience has led her to focus on team dynamics, Agile development, and radical transparency in her consulting practice. In 2013, she completed her MBA at Cambridge University with a concentration in entrepreneurship and beyond profit business models. Her Agile Coach role at Spotify is all about coaching and enabling the Development Teams in order to build an environment where continuous improvement of the development process is in focus and where everyone’s common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible whilehaving fun. 


Janet Gregory 

Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of two Agile Testing books, the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. Janet works with teams transitioning to agile development, teaches courses, and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences.  In 2012, Janet received the Award from the Agile Testing Days community for being the most influential agile testing professional person of the year. 

Susan Bligh

Susan Bligh has been in the IT industry for 23 years and has an enthusiasm for business process and operational excellence through the use of technology.  She has previously worked in all aspects of software development including programming, testing, business analysis, database administration, and training. She has worked with many projects using the traditional waterfall software development and agile methodologies. She is passionate about bringing people together to learn from each other in the forms of mentorships, communities of practices and high performing operational and project teams. She has worked in many industries including financial markets, software development, health care and energy. Susan was a panel member for a discussion about Community of Practices at the BA World conference and has a published article "How My Role Models Led Me to a Career in IT and Helped Me Create Work-Life Balance”.


Ash Coleman

Ash is an Engineering Manager and Consultant, with years of digital experience. Her past experience as a professional chef has helped her establish a determination to understand and comply with user satisfaction as well as build a career in using technology as a means to satisfy user demands. Her continual desire to mediate between business and digital fronts has been well served by the culmination of my experiences. With testing she has found a remedy to her curious mind of systems and applicable knowledge. It grants her the platform to speak on topics she is adamant about as well as geek out in the world of technology. Ash has focused her efforts within technology on bringing awareness to the inclusion of women and people of colour, especially in the Context-Driven Testing and Agile communities.

Daniel Billing

Daniel is a software test engineer of 17 years, and has founded his own consulting company, The Test Doctor Limited. He loves testing and all its wondrous variety. He likes to help others become better testers by attending events, speaking, blogging and giving training. Most of his current work focuses on testing strategy across the whole of the clinical trials suite that is build. This includes any kind of testing, from UI, API, performance, security, mobile etc. Whatever needs to happen. Dan is also building on the training, coaching and learning he has picked up elsewhere, and bringing that into his new team. He enjoys running workshops and speaking, especially in the technical testing and security space; and to a lesser extent the psychology of what testers do.

Camille Eddy

Camille has held internships in mechanical engineering and machine learning at HP Labs and Google’s X. She is known for breaking barriers and breaking new ground. As a changemaker trained by some of the best teachers in Stanford d.School on design thinking, she has been exposed to some of the best student minds in this community. She now employs the tools and strategies of the program in her work, including the design thinking approach to problems (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test) and a strong community of innovators and thinkers (over 1,000 people strong, university innovation fellows continue to network and help each other on difficult problems and innovative solutions).

Alexandra Schladebeck

Alex is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH and is also Product Owner for Jubula, the open source test tool. Within both roles, she’s responsible for making sure that customers’ needs are satisfied, be it in terms of quality assurance services for their projects or features for implementation. You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners. Alex has received the Award for the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at the Agile Testing Days 2018.


Huib Schoots

Huib has national and international experience in the field of software development. He has in-depth knowledge of and experience with agile implementations, individual and team coaching, line and project management, change management and he is an expert in the field of testing, test process improvement, context-driven testing, Rapid Software Testing and exploratory testing. He is a welcome guest at many international conferences and has a broad experience with giving presentations, workshops and trainings. Huib helps people and teams do what they are good at; he enables them to do their best work and continuously improve teamwork. Solving problems and achieving goals together with those involved are central to him. In 2017, Huib became the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person and received the Award at Agile Testing Days in Germany.


Bart Knaack

Bart Knaack has worked as a testmanager/testadvisor at numerous companies, he has coached testers, build up test-teams and developed all kinds of processes, both in test, testsupport and overall quality management/improvement. He has spoken at several international conferences and is also a well known speaker at universities and colleges. He is a true believer of Agile and Gamification. As co-founder of the Agile Games Night at the Agile Testing Days, he knows the power of games and the role they can play in teaching the Agile Principles.

news AgileTDUSA 2019 Program Chairs Announced

Agile Testing Days Team
29 Nov, 2018

We are delighted to introduce you our AgileTDUSA 2019 Program Chairs comprising Janet Gregory (Canada), Pete Walen (USA), Ash Coleman (USA), Matt Heusser (USA), Faiza Yousuf (Pakistan), Raj Subramanian (USA), Mike Talks (New Zealand) and Derk-Jan de Grood (Netherlands).

Janet Gregory (CAN)

Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of two Agile Testing books, the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. Janet works with teams transitioning to agile development, teaches courses, and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences.  In 2012, Janet received the Award from the Agile Testing Days community for being the most influential agile testing professional person of the year. 


Pete Walen (US)

His work in Software Development, Project Management and Business Analysis, has informed and enlightened his approach to software quality, testing, team building and finding solutions to complex challenges. He finds never ending rewards working with teams looking to make better quality software and apply Lean and Agile concepts when appropriate to build software more efficiently and reliably. He enjoys working with people and helping them find new and better ways to build their team and do great work together.  In 2010, he became an active public speaker at workshops and conferences where he presents, shares and discusses experiences around agile practices, SCRUM, Lean Delivery, testing and software quality.


Ash Coleman (US)

Ash is an Engineering Manager and Consultant, with years of digital experience. Her past experience as a professional chef has helped her establish a determination to understand and comply with user satisfaction as well as build a career in using technology as a means to satisfy user demands. Her continual desire to mediate between business and digital fronts has been well served by the culmination of my experiences. With testing she has found a remedy to her curious mind of systems and applicable knowledge. It grants her the platform to speak on topics she is adamant about as well as geek out in the world of technology. Ash has focused her efforts within technology on bringing awareness to the inclusion of women and people of colour, especially in the Context-Driven Testing and Agile communities.


Matt Heußer (US)

Matt Heusser is a software craftsman with a deep background in software delivery and testing. For the past several years, Matt’s personal focus has been on risk management, but what he does comes down to this: he helps, finds, trains, and grows communities of engaged software professionals. The best way to get to know him is probably to read what he has written; you can find a list of publications here: In 2014, Matt received the Most Influential Agile-Test Professional Award at Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany. Matt Heusser is the lead organizer of TestRetreat, a former board member of the Association for Software Testing, co-author of Save Our Scrum, and Senior Editor for “How To Reduce The Cost Of Software Testing".

news AgileTDUSA 2019 Program Chairs

Agile Testing Days Team
29 Nov, 2018

Faiza Yousuf (PAK)

Faiza Yousuf is a Technologist with over 8 years of experience in Software Quality, Requirement Engineering and Project Management. She is a serial entrepreneur and is currently running a business consultation company with the focus on helping small businesses (especially Women led) to embrace technology. Another recent project is a community building effort by her where she is working to unite all the Women in Technology to come together and start changing the narrative around Women Technologists in Pakistan. Faiza is a graduate and post graduate from NED University and completed a World Bank funded entrepreneurship program called WomenXPakistan. She recently worked as an IT skills trainer for a USAID program with focus on Gender Equity and Women Empowerment. She also teaches technology to Computer Science undergraduates.

Raj Subramanian (US)

Raj is a "Change Agent". He helps teams/organizations to analyze systems/processes, influence the way they think about these systems and bring simple solutions to complex problems. He also coaches/mentors people to help in their personal and career growth and bring effective changes to the overall growth of the organization. He is passionate about software testing, mindfulness, productivity and anything related to motivation and self-help. He has been pretty active in terms of learning and contributing to the society by speaking/attending conferences, giving workshops, training and coaching people on Testing and Communication and sharing his thoughts regularly through his blog, magazines and his Youtube channel. His goal is to explore different aspects/learnings of his life and share them on a regular basis to help other people. He shares his knowledge gained on various topics through his website -


Mike Talks (NZ)

Mike is a test manager and critical thinker. He has been through the staggered IT path - starting as a developer, and now working as a senior tester. He thinks it's fair to say, much like the Tea Boy, he has tried his hand at a variety of roles within IT as the opportunity has arrivedHe thinks it's crucial to try new things, IT as an industry changes as rapidly as the technology we support.  Tin his blog ”TestSheepNZ”, he writes about and explores the things that matter to him, in all their weird and wonderful forms.


Derk-Jan de Grood (NLD)

Derk-Jan de Grood, works as asenior test consultant and agile advisor.  As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements, operational test management and agile implementations. He is a well known name in the international testing community and participates in the organization of various test events. He is an enthusiastic keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. With his presentations he likes to inspire people and help the community to improve the test profession. He regularly publishes articles and columns for leading magazines and is an experienced trainer and workshop/ serious game facilitator. The training sessions vary from the standard introduction into Agile and Software Testing to custom made workshops that tune in on specific needs of the client. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published Agile in the Real World, a book on SCRUM.


news The Call for Papers for AgileTDUSA 2019 is Closed!

Agile Testing Days Team
21 Nov, 2018

The Call for Papers for Agile Testing Days USA 2019 in Chicago, IL, is now closed, and we want to say ThankYou and Wow! Wow, because you never cease to amaze us! Almost 400 ideas have been submitted for our 2nd edition of #AgileTDUSA. You're truly & incredibly awesome.

And we would like to thank each and everyone for participating and submitting in our Call for Papers. You really give our program chairs a hard time.

Our program chairs Janet Gregory, Matt Heusser, Ash Coleman and Pete Walen are currently hard working on reviewing all papers and creating the agenda for AgileTDUSA 2019 based on all the great submissions. After the reviewing, we will notify all authors if their submissions have been accepted or denied. 

The next Agile Testing Days USA will take place June 23-27, 2019, and will be hosted in the Palmer House Hilton in Downtown Chicago. 

You can register now for AgileTDUSA 2019 and save up to $ 400 on your registration. To register, please visit

news SpeakEasy teams up with AgileTDUSA

Agile Testing Days Team
17 Oct, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Agile Testing Days USA is teaming up with SpeakEasy for a great partnership for the 2019 North America conference. A full track will be facilitated by SpeakEasy consisting of 

  • 1 keynote
  • 6 30-minute talks
  • 2 150-minute workshops

Over the years SpeakEasy has been to the Agile Testing Days in Germany and been so well received. SpeakEasy calls for two groups of people: new voices who want to pitch a keynote, and for track speakers.

SpeakEasy is happy to support you in the journey to become a speaker. Don't miss your chance! AgileTDUSA and SpeakEasy are sure that you have a story to tell that everyone should hear. 

To learn more about how and where to apply for the SpeakEasy tracks, please visit the SpeakEasy homepage.

news Call for Papers for AgileTDUSA 2019 OPEN!

Agile Testing Days Team
28 Sep, 2018

The whole AgileTDUSA team is happy and delighted to announce that we have opened our Call for Papers for the Agile Testing Days USA in 2019! We‘re looking forward to your numerous submissions no matter if you‘re a newbie or a seasoned pro!

At the first edition of AgileTDUSA in Boston, MA, we had so many insightful talks, great hands-on workshops and amazing keynotes about Test Automation, Integration, Mob Programming, Scrum Excellence, Continuous Delivery, Agile Management, DevOps, User Story Integration, Personal Improvement, Innovation Leadership, and many more. For 2019, we are also looking for papers revolving around Exploratory Testing and Inclusive Coding.

Because we know how hard it is to write a proposal for a Call for Papers (or Call for Speakers), we have collected some helpful tipps and hacks in our blog post "It always starts with an idea".

An awesome way to start the tenure of our four program chairs - Janet Gregory, Ash Coleman, Pete Walen and Matt Heusser - is to overwhelm them with the sheer volume of solid and amazing proposals. So, take your chance and become a speaker at AgileTDUSA 2019!

The Call for Papers closes November 18, 2018 11:59 p.m. 

Submit your best ideas here:!

news Thank you for an Amazing 1st Edition of AgileTDUSA

Agile Testing Days Team
2 Jul, 2018

Team #AgileTDUSA says THANK YOU to all speakers, sponsors and attendees We had such a great time mingling, playing, networking, talking, learning, laughing, and sharing with you. We loved running this conference and we hope it gave you many ideas, learnings and valuable knowledge to take back to work and to share with your team.  

Although it might have been a tiring week, we are sure that you found not only an incredibly warm and giving community of support & learning but that you also truly found your inner unicorn. 

Although AgileTDUSA is over, you can stay in touch with us and your new friends on social media. 

It was a pleasure hosting you, so please #SaveTheDate! We hope to see you in Chicago, June 23-27, 2019 for #AgileTDUSA.

Take care until we meet again.

Your AgileTDUSA Team

news Winner of the 'Color Your Unicorn' Contest Announced

Agile Testing Days Team
31 May, 2018

First of all, thank you to all your beautiful and creative entries to our 'Color Your Unicorn' Contest. Thank you so much to everyone who put in so much love into each of their creations. Needless to say, it was difficult for us to narrow down our favorite pick since there were so many amazing unicorns.

But we are thrilled to announce that out of all the entries, the following submission made it to our Top 1 Agile Unicorn: 

Congratulations to Mike Hrycyk for winning our 'Color Your Unicorn' Contest! He wins the $100 Amazon Gift Card. 

We love Brad, the testing unicorn. We think, Brad is a great addition to the agile testing universe and we hope, that he will share his electrical testing skills with his other fellow agile unicorns.

Finally, a big round of applause to all of the other participants. You were also amazing. This gives us even more drive to organize more in the future. We hope to see you for the next one!

news Early Lobster Saving Ends This Week!

Agile Testing Days Team
22 May, 2018

Final Days for Early Lobster Saving! 

Only a few days left to get the best deal on AgileTDUSA. Save up to  $200 off on each registration with the Early Lobster Saving!

"Grab the crab" until Saturday, May 26, 2018 and join us for this fantastic community event in Boston!

Reserve your seat now!

news Bring a Friend & Save an Extra 15%

Agile Testing Days Team
22 May, 2018

It simply makes more fun together exploring the Agile Testing Days USA this Summer in Boston, MA!  

Improve your skills with our intense full-day tutorials, dive into the agile world with our expert speakers, engage in practical examples and enhance your ideas, and network, have fun & discover the unique ATD spirit.

Register for the conference with a friend and you both can save an additional 15% off Early Lobster pricing when you contact with promo code "FAB15".

This offer is valid until June 4, 2018.

Join us for this fantastic community event! We hope to see you there!

news Color Your AgileTDUSA Unicorn

Agile Testing Days Team
30 Apr, 2018

We recommend to stop doing what you are doing right now. It's time to spark your imagination and express yourself! Agile, testing and creativity can go hand in hand with our 'Color Your Unicorn' Contest.

If you now think that coloring is just something for kids, you are so wrong. Coloring can help you to learn the skill of patience. It allows you to be relaxed and comfortable while creating a piece of art. Furthermore, coloring gives you an opportunity to express your creative side.

So, channel your inner Picasso, van Gogh or Frida Kahlo, download our blank Agile Unicorn template, get a box of crayons and set your creativity free.

Upload your picture of your colored Agile Unicorn on Twitter, tag @AgileTDUSA and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card, which you could perfectly use to buy more coloring books.

The 'Color Your AgileTDUSA Unicorn' Contest ends Thursday, May 31st, 2018.

Have fun! We look forward to your submissions.


news Get an extra 20% Discount with the 3 Amigos Special

Agile Testing Days Team
1 Mar, 2018

Teamwork makes the dream work. So they say, and we help you to grow and learn together with your team. 

Register this March for a group of three or more and benefit from our very special St. Patrick's 3 Amigos discount, where you get an additional 20% off on your registration for Agile Testing Days USA this June in Boston, MA!

Join the learning, the fun, the networking with your fellow testers, managers, quality assurers, and software developers. Explore Agile Testing Days USA together with your team and bring back more learnings, knowledge, ideas and applicable know-how to your company to become more efficient and better.

Get the most out of the conference and book your tickets now by using the code GOTEAM when you register:


news Nominate an "Agile Unicorn" + Win A Free Ticket to Boston!

Agile Testing Days Team
7 Feb, 2018

Calling All Agile Unicorns!

An "Agile Unicorn" is someone who is taking the art of agile testing to magical levels. Who do you know that is an agile unicorn? Let us know and you could win!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and mention @AgileTDUSA on the nomination for a chance to win a free 2-day conference registration plus a $500 Visa gift card for travel expenses to Agile Testing Days USA in Boston. Bonus points for pics or video!

Deadline for nominations is February 28—so head on over to Twitter, channel your inner sparkle, and nominate your favorite agile unicorn!

news Learn from these awesome Keynote and Tutorial speakers!

Agile Testing Days Team
14 Nov, 2017

At ATD USA 2018 you will be able to learn from and discuss with industry leading speakers.

Keynotes for example will be given by Paul Holland & Noah Sussman, Selena Delesie, Ray Arell, Ellen Gottesdiener, Angie Jones, and by our well-known European imports Huib Schoots & Alexandra Schladebeck.

They all look forward to sharing their experiences and perspectives with you.


If you would like to delve deeper into a certain topic you are well-advised to check out our eight full-day tutorials, taking place on Monday, June 25, 2018: SEE ALL

During these full-day workshops, you will learn hands-on and are able to discuss individual questions and challenges.

Tutorials will be given by Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory, Woody Zuill, Ray Arell, Ellen Gottesdiener, Paul Holland, Huib Schoots & Alexandra Schladebeck, Matt Heusser and Selena Delesie.

news Make sure to catch the SUPER EARLY LOBSTER!

Agile Testing Days Team
14 Nov, 2017

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news #AgileTD and TechWell hosting new US conference together

Agile Testing Days Team
13 Nov, 2017

Discover Agile Testing Days USA! The very popular and interactive European event is now coming to North America and you won't want to miss out on meeting face-to-face with some highly engaged new agile testers, developers, ScrumMasters, high-level agile enthusiasts, and other key audiences.  


TechWell Corporation, an industry leader in software conferences and training (e.g., Star conferences, Better Software conferences), and trendig technology services GmbH, the organizer of Europe’s popular Agile Testing Days, are announcing a strategic partnership to bring Agile Testing Days to the United States, which will be held June 25-27, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Boston, Massachusetts area.


The Agile Testing Days conferences are festivals of learning and sharing for the agile community. They provide a fun way to get deep insights and latest developments in testing and agile excellence as well as to provide a platform for networking.

The program consists of one day of tutorial workshops and two days of conference sessions.


Anyone interested in further training should plan for two more days, as TechWell offers different 2 days trainings subsequent to the conference.

TechWell will partner with Agile Testing Days to ensure the conference continues the legacy of offering the best agile testing education with the first U.S. based event.