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Scenario-Based Development and Testing for Agile and Non-Agile Projects

Dr. Magdy Hanna, CTO and Chief Architect, Rommana Software

Whether your team uses an agile or a non-agile methodology, whether your team uses requirements or user stories, even if your agile team builds acceptance criteria for user stories, in all cases, your development and test teams need a simple process that helps them build and test applications that is most reliable and meets customer hidden expectations. This process works seamlessly in agile and non-agile projects. Scenarios are a universal concept that is essential for building and testing all types of systems. If we build and test systems to handle scenarios that can happen in production, we greatly reduce the number of problems found during production and we deliver reliable and predictable systems.

In this webinar, Dr. Hanna will show how scenarios can be used to break down requirements and user stories to small testable building blocks in a much better than acceptance criteria used by some agile teams. Dr. Hanna will also show how the method is performed using Rommana ALM system.

Biography :

Dr. Hanna is a recognized educator, speaker and consultant in several areas of software engineering. His distinguished seminars on various topics have been highly rated by software professionals. His experience with software goes back to the mid 1970's. Over the last thirty-five years, Dr. Hanna has worked in all aspects and capacities of software projects and processes. He has trained over 50,000 professionals around the world over the last 20 years. His passion and enthusiasm for testing, process improvement, and software engineering are contagious.

Dr. Hanna is Founder, CEO, and Chairman of several organizations:
  • International Institute for Software Testing(, leading educational and professional development organization that provides education-based certifications to software test and quality professionals around the world. Dr. Hanna serves as the Chairman of Advisory Board for the Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP) and the Certified Test Manager (CTM) credentials.
  • International Institute for Software Process(, leading professional development organization that provides education-based certifications to software process improvement professionals around the world. Dr. Hanna serves as the Chairman of Advisory Board for the International Software Process Improvement Certification (ISPIC).
  • International Conference on Practical Software Quality and Testing,(
  • International Conference on Software Process Improvement,(
  • Rommana™ Software( In this role, he is the Chief Architect of an Integrated Software Lifecycle Management System.

Dr. Hanna also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Software Test Professionals, a publication of the International Institute for Software Testing, now the Bug Free Zone( As a professor of Software Engineering at the University of St. Thomas , he taught graduate courses on several software engineering topics with emphasis on practical software quality techniques. Dr. Hanna consults with companies to define and improve their software processes using disciplined software engineering approaches.

Dr. Hanna developed new approaches and methods in software engineering including the Scenario-Based Development and Testing (SBDT), Requirement-Based Project Management (RBPM), Software Quality Engineering Methodology (SQEngineer), the Unified Data Model (UDM), and the Data-Driven Object Model ( DOM ). Dr. Hanna and his instructors conduct hundreds of free online webinars each year.

Dr. Hanna holds a Ph.D. and a Masters Degree in Computer and Information Sciences form the University of Minnesota , also a Masters in Operations Research from Cairo University , and B. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Suez Canal University, Egypt.