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Solving The Puzzles Of Agile Testing [V1.0 Final With Antipatterns]

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  • 1. Solving the puzzles of agile testing Matthew Steer Unissons nos Talents TALENTED TOGETHER 1
  • 2. About me… Agile Testing Practices Lead Certified Scrum Master 12 years in the Testing Industry Experienced in waterfall and agile methodologies @steer_matthew Matthew Steer Senior Test Consultant Acc Sopra Group UK Tel : +44 (0)121 5069180 Mob: +44 (0)7860 906332 http://uk.linkedin.com/in/steermatthew Email: msteer@sopragroup.com 2
  • 3. Definition of Done Provide a simple, yet effective way to visualise the testing function Highlight the impacts that agile has on the testing function Discuss common anti-patterns Confirm why a ‘state of readiness’ is vital for any agile transition plan 3
  • 4. But first… Who is succeeding and is recognising benefits from agile? Who feels they are agile ‘ready’ and want to pilot something? Who is unsure of whether they are agile ‘ready’? Who has tried and failed with agile? 4
  • 5. We need something to grab their attention… 5
  • 6. The puzzle analogy – Rubik’s cube The cube is your Colours are scattered testing function… differently… Your cubes share How do we solve the the same colours… puzzle? 6
  • 7. The puzzle analogy – shared colours People Process Tools 7
  • 8. Common anti-patterns Unissons nos Talents TALENTED TOGETHER 8
  • 9. Disclaimer… 9
  • 10. A major and common anti-pattern Always playing catch-up… 10
  • 11. Our projects… 11
  • 12. Agile engineering practices!? 12
  • 13. Our agile test approach… 13
  • 14. Testing on firm foundations… 14
  • 15. We do it like this because the book says so… 15
  • 16. Where we keep our test automation 16
  • 17. The truth hurts… 17
  • 18. The puzzle analogy – solving the puzzle Know your ‘starting point’ Understand your ‘agile readiness’ Complete remedial activities to remove impediments Plan for agile transition …but don’t just limit to testing! 18
  • 19. Agile Testers !? 19
  • 20. Our DTS… 20
  • 21. Our DTS… 21
  • 22. Summary Use simple methods for communicating Your ‘state of readiness’ will help identify your puzzles Puzzles may be shared, most will be unique to your organisation There are no silver bullets for this! 22
  • 23. Before you embark on the journey… Plan your transition Do not blame agile for immature or volatile processes Avoid at all costs... Rapid Application Disaster Fragile ScrumBut Wagile Scrummerfall Rollout agile using agile 23
  • 24. Final thought… 24
  • 25. Definition of Done Done? 25
  • 26. Definition of Done Provide a simple, yet effective way to visualise the testing function Highlight the impacts that agile has on the testing function Discuss common anti-patterns Confirm why a ‘state of readiness’ is vital for any agile transition plan 26
  • 27. Thank-you msteer@uk.sopragroup.com @steer_matthew Unissons nos Talents TALENTED TOGETHER 27