From Wagile to Agile – Releasing Your SDLC Bottleneck

The agile revolution is one of the most noteworthy changes in the world of software development – If done right.

Many organizations are stuck in a “Wagile” state: Developing iteratively but deploying the full functionality only after many iterations are complete.

In this webinar we will discuss the root causes of this phenomena, and discuss how transforming your Quality Engineering in the right way can unlock your agile process:

  • Why do some organizations lose sight of quality when transforming to agile?
  • How can you transform your quality team to preserve quality in agile?
  • Why is testing, even if done right, a bottleneck that keeps you in “Wagile”?
  • How can you release this bottleneck and move into a real agile state?

Join Yoav Ziv, Qualitest’s COO (West), Hardik Parekh (AVP - Delivery) and Michael Giacometti (AVP - Solution Architect), to learn how to evolve QA for an agile environment, achieve velocity, effectiveness and quality without losing your independence, and utilizing professional and customer centric QA.


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Yoav Ziv

Yoav Ziv – COO (West), Qualitest

Yoav is a transformation specialist and a renowned expert in using operations methods that break through organization performance, such as Lean, Theory of Constraints, DevOps and other operational research practices. He holds an MBA degree from Ben-Gurion University and is a Computer Science & Economics graduate from Tel-Aviv University




Hardik Parekh – AVP Delivery, Qualitest

Hardik helps clients’ drive Agile-DevOps transformation, and build high-performing globally distributed teams. He is a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) who leads all levels of an organization through a Lean-Agile transformation at scale by training, coaching, facilitating, and mentoring. In his current role as Associate Vice President, Hardik oversees Professional Services Delivery Management in US, UK, Romania and India. He is currently leading a team of about 130+ people, spread across five different time zones.



Michael Giacometti – AVP Solution Architect, Qualitest

Michael is an industry-recognized QA expert with over 20 years’ experience in quality assurance, automation, and consulting. He was a co-founder of Class I.Q., which eventually merged with Greenhat which was acquired by IBM. He has worked at best of breed QA companies such as Mercury Interactive and Eggplant, where he designed and advocated the best practices for automation and test management. He led several large-scale QA transformations while working at within the Fortune 100. He continually publishes thought leadership on the future of Quality Assurance.


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Qualitest is the world's largest independent, pure-play quality assurance company. We enable every client and every brand to navigate an ever-changing world by delivering smarter quality assurance and testing solutions to meet their precise technology needs -- mitigated of risk, exceptional to use and ready to perform. Quality assurance is at the core of our business and everything that we do. Our team of focused specialists provides a broad service offering that goes beyond functional testing to encompass automation, reliability, usability, AI, and other innovations.