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Balancing and growing agile testing with high productive distributed teams



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    Balancing and growing agile testing with high productive distributed teams Balancing and growing agile testing with high productive distributed teams Presentation Transcript

    • Balancing and growing agile testing with high productive distributed teams Agile Testing Days 2012 Oleksiy Shepetko & Mads Troels Hansen
    • ScanJour
    • Our Global Agile Testing Supported by 5 pillars
    • Enterprise Agile Transformation in ScanJour"React fast on opportunities and needs from customers with real solutions that create value"
    • Organisation Journey Old days
    • Organisation Journey Last couple of years
    • Organisation Journey Summer 2012
    • Towards the Customer Oriented Enterprise
    • Our Global Agile Testing 5 Problematic Areassymptoms (!) our cures (?)
    • 1: "Testing Bottleneck"
    • 1: SymptomsGrowing test backlog
    • 1: SymptomsLong stabilization phase
    • 1: SymptomsTrading off the quality
    • Cures for "Testing Bottleneck"• Quality focus in the team• Test driven development• Test automation• Early testing• Collaboration• Definition of Done
    • 2: Testing Police
    • 2: SymptomsReleases are often blocked (delayed) by testers
    • 2: SymptomsGoals for testers and developers are not aligned
    • 2: SymptomsBad atmosphere inside the team
    • 2: Cures for "Testing Police"Focusing on quality through all the activitiesFixing bugs collaboratively over registering &ranking themCollecting customer’s feedbackand product usage stats
    • 3: Remote Testing
    • 3: SymptomsTesters and Developers are in different locations ...or even... in different teams
    • 3: Symptoms Competition between disciplines:up to additional activity to "trip-up" another discipline
    • 3: SymptomsLimited understanding between disciplines
    • 3: CuresCross-functional self-contained teamsDefinition of DoneCommunity of practicesSelf-managed teams withcoaching style technicalleadership
    • 4: 1-to-1 Automation
    • 4: SymptomsTests are “red” most of the time
    • 4: SymptomsRequired maintenance is increasing
    • 4: SymptomsResults of autotests are ignored
    • 4: Cures for 1-to-1 AutomationBalance test automation & manual testingCreate separate test cases for automationUse test automation effectivelyCreate stable infrastructure
    • 4: Our Timeline
    • 5: Too Many Versions to Support
    • 5: Symptoms Need in support for very old versions:...many customers are still using them...
    • 5: Symptoms Low innovation rate:hotfixes and service packs instead of new feature releases
    • 5: Symptoms Low customer adoption:no real reasons for customers to switch to the newest version
    • 5: Symptoms Complicated upgrades: upgrade procedure istoo risky or too expensive
    • 5: CuresSolid and simple upgrade strategySupport includes upgradesContinuous integration and deliveryPotentially releasableproducts every sprint
    • Our Global Agile TestingThe 5 Problematic Areas The 5 pillars
    • Balancing and growing our agile testing Under testing vs. Over testing Test automation vs. Manual testing Customer adoption vs. R&D product focus Local vs. DistributedOleksiy Shepetko Mads Troels Hansen @ashepetko @MadsTH
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