Testing in an agile team usually requires a major mindset shift for everyone involved. Testers who’ve worked previously in phased-and-gated environments are accustomed to testing at the very end of a development cycle. Programmers who are new to agile may never have done any testing before since they’ve been paid to write production code, not do testing! These beliefs need to change for agile teams to be successful.
As teams adopt agile values, principles and practices, all team members learn that they should be testing early and often. The focus is on building quality in and preventing defects, rather than finding defects at the tail end of the development cycle. In this webinar, Janet explains how incorporating a testing mindset and using test techniques can help your team understand the whole-team approach to building quality into the software product.
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Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014). She is also a contributor to other software development books. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product - for example, guiding development with business-facing tests. Janet works with teams to transition to agile development, and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. Her peers voted as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2015. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit www.janetgregory.ca or www.agiletester.ca . You can also follow her on twitter @janetgregoryca