My name is Dina Whelan and I am a Software Test Engineer with a passion for Agile. My initial attraction to Agile was the fact that testers were brought to the forefront and that there was less focus on documentation and more focus on working with smaller batch sizes to deliver better quality.
However, Agile has become much more for me. Through Agile I have built a love for facilitation and helping coach others in principles and practice. I am currently working towards creating my own reality which it to become a Scrum Master.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, drawing, sports, hiking, leisure bike rides, and music.
Rally Software, Senior Software Test Engineer
October 2009 - Present, Raleigh, NC, United States
Working in an Agile environment where I have practiced Scrum, Kanban, and continuous flow using the Rally tool. Work in an open space where I pair/collaborate with the developers, scrum master, and product owner on a regular basis.
Responsibilities: Conduct exploratory testing against a web-based application in all supported browsers. Conduct user acceptance testing. Create, triage, and validate defects. Run SQL queries to validate data against the database, create data via the API and with self-generated ruby scripts. Review/write acceptance criteria and test ideas. Facilitate meetings. Interview possible candidates.