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The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
The 7 habits of effective agile testers
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  • 1. The 7 habits of Effective Agile Testers SoftTec2010 Vipul Gupta Sr. Test Architect www.impetus.com
  • 2. Agenda  Why Agile?  What Agile development demands?  Challenges it poses for testers  Habits tester should develop  Introduction to Test3600
  • 3. Who am I? tester by heart test architect by choice current leader of test engineering R&D vipul gupta
  • 4. Who all here follow Agile?
  • 5. Who all here TRULY follow Agile?
  • 6. Why Agile? build gradually review and demonstrate incremental
  • 7. Why Agile? take small steps, have multiple checkpoints development and testing works together iterative
  • 8. Why Agile? replan based on learnings and feedback adaptive
  • 9. Why Agile? granular user stories defined acceptance criteria predictive
  • 10. What Agile Development Demands? collaboration pairing between teams high
  • 11. organization onus on deliverables self What Agile Development Demands?
  • 12. achieving adequate test coverage in each iteration incomplete code delivered with each iteration user stories not clearly drafted developers do most of the testing challenges Challenges for Testers
  • 13. Does it mean testers existence is jeopardized?
  • 14. expand user stories validate completeness of requirements perform more specialized testing need to Testers Still Needed
  • 15. be proactive  open in communication with team and stakeholders  own the tasks that are assigned Habits testers need to develop habit 1
  • 16. begin with the end in mind  define the scope correctly  retrospect Habits testers need to develop habit 2
  • 17. put first things first  strategize before moving forward  continuous planning Habits testers need to develop habit 3
  • 18. think win/win  pair up with the business and development team  stay away from blame game Habits testers need to develop habit 4
  • 19. seek first to understand, then to be understood  identify the root cause of the problem  identify multiple solutions  discuss the solutions within team  do not make personal attacks on any team member Habits testers need to develop habit 5
  • 20. synergize  testers and developers collaboration can help in improving test coverage  share the tasks within team  share the learnings with other team members Habits testers need to develop habit 6
  • 21. sharpen the saw  learn new techniques  exploit OSS tools Habits testers need to develop habit 7
  • 22. integrated toolset and set of practices based on proven product testing patterns Introduction to Test3600 test3600
  • 23. Test3600
  • 24.  be proactive  begin with the end in mind  put first things first  think win/win  seek first to understand, then to be understood  synergize  sharpen the saw Summary 7 habits
  • 25. Derived from “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” written by Stephen R. Covey References references
  • 26. Thank You http://twitter.com/#!/vipsgupta https://vipulgupta1.wordpress.com/

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