Posts Tagged ‘agile testing’

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

February 3, 2009

Wondering how to get testers engaged in agile development?
Wondering how to transition your QA team from a traditional testing cycle into an agile one?

Then look no further! My good friend and agile testing guru Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin have just released their latest book:

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

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In the book Janet and Lisa cover everything from organizational challenges to tips and tricks on how to get more of your tests automated. It’s a comprehensive overview of everything you will ever need to know about agile testing and a great read for those looking to transition traditional testing teams into more agile ones.

So if you are looking for one book which gives a really good view of a day in the life of an agile tester and valuable role they can play on agile teams, you should definitely check out Janet and Lisa’s new book.

Congrats again Janet and Lisa!

Quality has nothing to do with testing

June 10, 2008

When people hear the word quality, many of us instantly think of testing.

This shouldn’t be any surprise as the words, quality, testing, quality assurance, QA groups, testers are often lumped together when people discuss quality and software.

What is a surprise for some is how little testing has to do with quality.

Quality on software projects begins way before any tests are written or executed.

Quality begins the first day you start your project.

It begins the moment you engage your customers and figure out how you are going to work together.

It manifests itself every day by the manner in which you collaborate with team members, and the spirit and attitude you bring to the work place.

It’s doing simple things, like getting feedback on you product early and often.

It means managing your project, and setting expectations, so that there is enough time to do the really important stuff, and not worrying about the rest.

It means bringing your A-game every day. Getting knocked down, and then getting back up and coming in for more the next day.

I would do well to remind myself of this the next time I need to deal with a problem of ‘quality’.


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