Keynote by Mary Gorman at Agile Testing Days 2013.
If your agile team wants to deliver a high-quality product, testing is essential. But some teams see testing as a “dependent” activity—dependent on requirements and dependent on development. If this perspective implies putting groups’ needs before your own or being controlled or manipulated by others, it’s unhealthy.
In successful agile teams, the members are neither dependent nor independent. Instead they’re interdependent—mutually reliant on and responsible to each other. Healthy interdependence can take many forms. Do you know which one your team operates under? Mary Gorman explores how test activities can enable and strengthen interdependencies among people and practices, and within the product itself to enhance the quality of your products and process.