Mette Bruhn-Pederson

Mette Bruhn-Pedersen has experience working in testing as a tester, test manager, test lead, and agile transformation coach primarily in the financial sector. She has both used traditional and agile approaches to testing on a team level and company level. Since 2014 Mette has helped managers, QA & Test leads, agile teams and business stakeholders on their journey from a team-based agile setup to a scaled setup. Following the SAFe Implementation Roadmap and good practices, Mette helps define value streams, launch and run Solution and Agile Release Trains. She also conducts training and coaches people on how to transition to new roles and responsibilities. Based on these experiences and discussions with peers, Mette has co-authored an eBook about Quality and Testing in Scaled Agile Framework for Lean
Enterprises, which was published in April 2018.

In her spare time, Mette promotes software testing in Denmark and worldwide through her engagement in Danish Software Testing Board (DSTB) and ISTQB. 

Speaker Presentation

Better Safe Than Sorry – Looking at Testing in the SAFE Framework

Johannesburg: 19 September, 13:00pm
Cape Town: 20 September 13:00pm

Business agility is key as disruption of sectors and industries becomes the new normal. Earlier IT was a means to faster and cheaper production of products and services. Today IT is an integrated part of most products and services. Therefore, becoming agile at scale is vital but at the same time very challenging for most large organisations. Scaled Agile Frameworkâ is one of the most popular frameworks used by enterprises to become more agile not just on team level but on all levels. SAFeâ as a framework describes many good practices to build-in quality, but when it comes to the actual implementation in large organisations there is a need for better guidance for people in test departments who work like testers, test analysts, test coordinators, test managers to name a few. Before we let others decide how the future of testing will be let’s disrupt it ourselves. In this talk Mette will share some of her experiences implementing SAFeâ and the new diversity we already face in our testing profession. 

Testing in the Safe Framework Tutorial

Johannesburg: 18 September, 08:00am to 05:00pm 

Scaled Agile Frameworkâ is one of the most popular frameworks used by enterprises to become more agile not just on a team level but on all levels. SAFeâ as a framework describes many good practices to build-in quality, but when it comes to the actual implementation in large organisations there is a need for better guidance for people in test departments who work like testers, test analysts, test coordinators, test managers to name a few. In this tutorial, we will have a closer look at the framework from a quality and testing perspective. Based on a couple of exercises we will identify challenges and share ideas on how to address the challenges. We will especially take a look at some of the classical testing roles and how people might feel challenged by the fact that these roles do not exist in SAFeâ. We will also take a look at typical challenges related to test planning and test coordination and how these activities can be embedded in some of the SAFeâ practices, such as Program Increment Planning. 

Be prepared for an interactive tutorial.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and understanding of SAFe. You can acquaint yourself with SAFe on www.scaledagileframework.com.