Rifat Wakeel


Rifat Wakeel works as a Digital Transformation Coach with Wipro Limited and has a diverse 14 years experience in the field of Software Testing. She specializes in Test Automation and has been engaged with multiple programs to support them on their transformation.

Talk: The Evolving Role of Testers in Agile Teams : Into the Spotlight

This talk follows a testing team who leveraged Agile transformation to escape a challenging work environment where lack of trust fostered a blame culture and testers were being pushed to reactive behavior. During the transformation, the team broke the negative cycle and helped in nurturing an environment of trust and collaboration, enabling squads to reach a state where they could Release with confidence. Key success factors in this journey were investment in skills, a pro-active mindset to actively improve the release process, and building transparency across teams using actual data.