Seven Key Factors For Agile Testing Success

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Seven Key Factors for Agile Testing Success Agile Development Practices 2009 Lisa Crispin With Material from Janet Gregory 1

Introduction Tester on agile teams since 2000 My teams: Delight customers Deliver production-ready value every 2 weeks Drive development with tests, examples 100% regression test automation 2 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Your Agile Experience How about you? How many on agile teams? How many in transition? How many planning a transition? How many on more traditional teams? Agile testing works on those, too. Managers, testers, developers.? 3 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Takeaways Keys to agile testing success Overcoming barriers Practical steps you can take today 4 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Key Success Factors 5 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

The Whole Team Approach Team committed to testing, quality Daily collaboration Testers get support, training Anyone can do any task Testers transfer testing knowledge Get the right people 6 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Who’s On Your Team? Separate test team? How could you integrate more with developers? How could you collaborate more with customers? Does your team have all the roles, skills needed? 7 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Agile Testing Mindset No Quality Police Continually improve Don’t sit and wait – be proactive Coding and testing are part of one process Apply agile principles and values 8 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

What Do You Do To Improve? Professional development Team, process improvement How can you be more proactive? 9 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Automate Regression Testing Drive development with tests Quick feedback Time for exploratory testing Design for testability Team effort Team chooses tools Start simple 10 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Regression Test Automation Issues? Make it a team problem to solve Get over “hump of pain” Unit tests have best ROI GUI smoke tests option for legacy code But choose tool carefully Effort Time Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin 11

Test Automation Pyramid 12 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Getting Started with Automation Tips from Jared Richardson: Defect Driven Testing Find a bug, write a test, jazz it up Blitzkrieg – Dash across the product Recognize, reward tests Prove yourself Easier for people to copy you than start from scratch Install CI yourself, do DDT 13 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Provide and Obtain Feedback Core agile value Team uses feedback to improve Testers are expert feedback providers Make course corrections Respect the tests 14 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Focusing on Feedback Big Visible Charts Retrospectives Email test results from build process Take advantage of short iterations Discoveries during exploratory testing Collaboration with users, customers 15 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Foundation of Core Practices Continuous integration Frequent and fast feedback Coding and testing one process Test environments Manage technical debt Work incrementally Synergy 16 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Implementing Core Practices Self-organizing team Plan stories/tasks to build infrastructure “Refactoring iterations” Baby steps – address one thing at a time Balloon pattern Coolban 17 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Collaborate with Customers Elicit examples Whiteboard discussions Adapt for distributed teams Power of Three 18 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Getting Customers on Board Build trust Learn their jobs Ask for concrete examples, scenarios “How will you use this?” “What’s the worst that can happen?” Facilitate developer-customer communication But don’t get in the way 19 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Look at the Big Picture Drive development with business-facing tests, examples Use real world test data Think about impacts on other areas Use exploratory testing Use the Agile Testing Quadrants 20 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Agile Testing Quadrants 21 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Key Success Factors 22 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Questions? 23 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Some Agile Testing Resources 24 Copyright 2009: Lisa Crispin

Bridging the Communication Gap Specification By Example and Acceptance Testing Gojko Adzic 25 Copyright Copyright 2008 Janet 2009: Gregory, Lisa Crispin DragonFire

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