A QA Transformation Story

Jon Kruger | 10:00 – 11:15


The QA team at IGS Energy has gone through a drastic transformation over the 6 months, going from no process, long hours, and all manual testing to an agile testing approach involving automated testing and QA involvement throughout the entire lifecycle of a feature.  Come hear our story of what we did to get there, what we’ve learned, what happened along the way, and where we’re going from here.


Jon Kruger is an independent consultant in Columbus, OH where he provides software solutions, project leadership, and Agile coaching and training.  Jon has over 10 years experience in various different programming languages (mostly Ruby and .NET) and is always looking for ways to create better quality software and speed up the software development process. You can follow Jon on his blog (jonkruger.com) or on Twitter (@JonKruger).

Brandon Childers specializes in leading and enabling agile transformations at all levels.  His passion lies in building lean organizations that deliver high-quality software and can quickly adapt to change.  A developer at heart, you will often find him discussing patterns, architecture, and the hottest new framework; however, he realizes the greater importance of vibrant work environment where people are respected, empowered, and engaged.

As the Director of Application Development at IGS Energy, Brandon oversees cross-functional teams comprising analysts, developers, and testers.  He studied Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University where he still mentors students and prospective developers.

Laurel Odronic is currently a systems analyst at IGS Energy in Dublin, where she has also spent time as an operations analyst and QA tester. Her previous energy industry experience includes scheduling and purchasing of electricity, as well as acquisition coordination with 3rd party marketing and sales organizations.  In her spare time she enjoys rowing and biking with her awesome development team on her lunch break.

Chris Hoover and Lan Bloch