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Agile testing myths v5 final-

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Agile testing myths v5 final-

  1. 1. Agile  Tes<ng  Days  2012   Potsdam,  Germany     Janet  Gregory  and  Lisa  Crispin     Copyright  2012    Co-­‐authors  of  Agile  Tes<ng:  A  Prac<cal  Guide  for  Testers  and  Agile  Teams,      Addison-­‐Wesley  2009  
  2. 2. MYTHS  ….    Werewolves  exist,                                            don’t  they?  
  3. 3. MYTHS  ….    Werewolves  exist,                                            don’t  they?   Medusa:  The  sight  of  her  turned  onlookers  to  stone     hPp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rubens_Medusa.jpeg  
  4. 4. Truth?       Testers    aren’t     needed   or   Testing is dead
  5. 5. It’s ALIVE!!!hPp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bPmVhyHBRAM    
  6. 6. all  about     ……    CONTEXT  
  7. 7. Truth  ?  ATDD  /  SBE  tests   ONLY    confirm  behavior        
  8. 8. A  related  story  …       Tes9ng     is  ONLY  for     so<ware  
  9. 9. Copyright  2012  Lisa  Crispin,  Janet  Gregory.  
  10. 10. Truth     or   reality?     Testers   MUST   write   code  hPp://www.vegetarianfriends.net/issue18.html  
  11. 11. Mul<-­‐  dExpert  / iscipline  Discipli skills     ne   skills  
  12. 12. •  system  architecture   ◦  high  level  (context)   ◦  component  level  Thx  to  Lynn  McKee  for  the  term  technical  awareness   13  
  13. 13. Tes<ng  awareness  for  programmers  
  14. 14. Myth  or  Truth?        Agile  teams  are  dazzled  by  tools  
  15. 15. Tools  enable  wider,  deeper  explora<on  
  16. 16. Tests  /  Examples     Tools  can   passes   Test  Framework   to   promote   Test  Method  /  Fixture  collabora/on   calls   returns   result   Developer  Code  
  17. 17. Tools  serve  us  
  18. 18. Myth:    Agile  =  speed    
  19. 19. Reality:    New  teams  go  slower  
  20. 20. Reality:    Teams  need  <me  to  learn  
  21. 21. Reality:  Focus  on  quality  means  speed  down  the  road  
  22. 22. Contact  Informa<on     janet@agiletester.ca   www.janetgregory.ca   twiPer:  @janetgregoryca     lisa@agiletester.ca   www.lisacrispin.com   twiPer:    @lisacrispin     www.agiletester.ca  
  23. 23.   •  Explore  It  Elisabeth  Hendrickson’s  new  book  -­‐  coming   •  It’s  alive  video:  hPp://www.youtube.com/watch? v=bPmVhyHBRAM   •  Lee  Copeland,  “Reports  of  the  Death  of  Tes9ng  Have  Been   Greatly  Exaggerated”,  BePer  Sojware,  Nov-­‐Dec  2012  issue   •  Job  survey:  hPp://testobsessed.com/? s=survey&submit.x=0&submit.y=0    Copyright  2012  Lisa  Crispin,  Janet  Gregory.  
  24. 24.   Instead  of  saying  NO,     or  being  the  gatekeeper     Be  the  informa<on  provider  so   business  can  make  the  decisions    Ques/ons…    Copyright  2012    Lisa  Crispin,  Janet  Gregory.   27  

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