EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





Making Unit Testing Part of Your Development Process: How to Get Your Team to Do It

Patrick Smith (Agitar Software)

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Thursday, 11:10, 50 minutes | Theater

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more intimidating than the quality problem that unit testing addresses. This panel will discuss common challenges inherent in incorporating unit testing into the development process, and best practices which managers can use to coach their development teams through the transition. The panel will comprise thought leaders from the Continuous Integration, Agile, and Unit testing communities.

Patrick Smith is the Product Manager for Agitar Software's reporting and project metric features. He has been a process improvement coach and solutions consultant for 6 years at Agitar and IBM Rational, a developer before that working on hosted anlaytics, shrinked wrapped accounting software, and signal processing and data analysis defense applications. Prior to being a developer, Patrick conducted research on control system theory and developed control systems for several aerospace programs for Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Patrick's experience with commercial and defense applications, process and agile techniques, provides him with a pragmatic approach to software project management and process implementation that has led to successful adoptions by many teams.

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