The agile affair      betweendevelopers & testers
please tweet!      @growingagile        @samlaing      @karengreaveswww.growingagile.co.za
~~ Brainstorm ~~   What doestesting mean to      you?   (1-2 words)
Scenario:ACME Corporation has hired us to investigate this                 “agile” thing.           Essentially we are spi...
ACME Corp. ConcernsHow is agile testing different?Are testers still responsible forquality?Do I still get to break things?
• 6 trumps...•
Agile Testing  Mindset•testing vs checking•defect prevention•“I’m here to help create the bestproduct we can”•quality is e...
ACME Corp. ConcernsWhat do testers do at the start ofthe sprint?How do testers keep up?We have a separate QA team, willtha...
Whole Team  Approach•cross functional teams•no magic• 6 trumps... ratio•testers are NOT plug & play••whole team commitment...
ACME Corp. ConcernsHow do developers and testerswork together?How do we test before the wholefeature is complete?Do tester...
• http://montrealtechwatch.com/  2011/07/29/bug-hunt-3-0-montreal-  application-testing-session-kicks-off/
Collaborat    ion by side •work side  •• 6 trumps... understanding & ideas   test shared  •“how can I test that?”   •  •ag...
ACME Corp. ConcernsWhen do we do regressiontesting?How do you fit in time forautomation?
Automa tion•automation != GUI• use the pyramid•automate regression & run it daily•regression never finds new bugs•creates t...
ACME Corp. ConcernsHow do we manage defects?What tool do you recommend?
Bugs•zero tolerance•no defects = no management•pink stickies•only ‘customer reported’ tracked
ACME Corp. ConcernsWhat test reports are required?What about test plans and testcases?
Tools andReporting•big visible chart shows status•focus on feedback•tests are code•get rid of step-by-step•DRY
Agile Testing   MindsetWhole Team  ApproachCollaboration Automation
~~ Brainstorm ~~What sticks out to you about agile testing?   (1-2 words)
thank you! @samlaing   @karengreaveswww.growingagile.co.za
Agile Affair between Devs & Testers
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  • Agile Affair between Devs & Testers

    1. 1. The agile affair betweendevelopers & testers
    2. 2. please tweet! @growingagile @samlaing @karengreaveswww.growingagile.co.za
    3. 3. ~~ Brainstorm ~~ What doestesting mean to you? (1-2 words)
    4. 4. Scenario:ACME Corporation has hired us to investigate this “agile” thing. Essentially we are spies.We were tasked with sneaking around and seeing how other companies do this agile thing - particularly how it relates to testing...
    5. 5. ACME Corp. ConcernsHow is agile testing different?Are testers still responsible forquality?Do I still get to break things?
    6. 6. • 6 trumps...•
    7. 7. Agile Testing Mindset•testing vs checking•defect prevention•“I’m here to help create the bestproduct we can”•quality is everyone’s responsibility•testing is an activity
    8. 8. ACME Corp. ConcernsWhat do testers do at the start ofthe sprint?How do testers keep up?We have a separate QA team, willthat work?How many testers do we need, wenever have enough?
    9. 9. Whole Team Approach•cross functional teams•no magic• 6 trumps... ratio•testers are NOT plug & play••whole team commitment•sustainable pace•role boundaries blur
    10. 10. ACME Corp. ConcernsHow do developers and testerswork together?How do we test before the wholefeature is complete?Do tester’s have to be able tocode now?
    11. 11. • http://montrealtechwatch.com/ 2011/07/29/bug-hunt-3-0-montreal- application-testing-session-kicks-off/
    12. 12. Collaborat ion by side •work side •• 6 trumps... understanding & ideas test shared •“how can I test that?” • •agree what to test before coding •dev writes test fixture, tester writes test case •steel threads
    13. 13. ACME Corp. ConcernsWhen do we do regressiontesting?How do you fit in time forautomation?
    14. 14. Automa tion•automation != GUI• use the pyramid•automate regression & run it daily•regression never finds new bugs•creates time for exploratorytesting•share the pain
    15. 15. ACME Corp. ConcernsHow do we manage defects?What tool do you recommend?
    16. 16. Bugs•zero tolerance•no defects = no management•pink stickies•only ‘customer reported’ tracked
    17. 17. ACME Corp. ConcernsWhat test reports are required?What about test plans and testcases?
    18. 18. Tools andReporting•big visible chart shows status•focus on feedback•tests are code•get rid of step-by-step•DRY
    19. 19. Agile Testing MindsetWhole Team ApproachCollaboration Automation
    20. 20. ~~ Brainstorm ~~What sticks out to you about agile testing? (1-2 words)
    21. 21. thank you! @samlaing @karengreaveswww.growingagile.co.za

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