Joachim Herschmann is the Director of Product Management at Micro Focus. He works on SilkTest, which is a functional and regression testing product, SilkPerformer, a performance product, and SilkTest Manager for test management. His company has been going through an agile transformation for the past three years.
MicroFocus has internal experience moving from a strict waterfall approach to an iterative approach, and then to agile. One of the biggest changes in MicroFocus' agile transformation was the greater independence for developers to take initiative and inherit more accountability. Herschmann also believes that the collaboration of developers and QA testers is a key to the agile process, but specialization is still required in both areas.