When it comes to agile, we all know and practise standups, retrospectives, sprint plannings, showcases etc. Quite a few times, teams end up following these set of rituals and ceremonies without understanding the guiding principles of agile.
 
In this talk I will present some testing practices that various agile teams employ. Some of these practices are anti-patterns and have the exact opposite effect of what is expected, while others become an anti-pattern sooner or later if not tweaked according to the changing situations.
 
I will talk about the aspects like "Whose responsibility is Quality?", 'Measuring agile tester's success", "Balance between automation and exploratory testing". Along with each of the anti-pattern, I will present the remedies to fix these anti-patterns.
 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Talk about the guiding principles of agile
  • Talk about few (8 to 10) anti-pattern stories that happen on a day to day basis in agile teams and cover the following for each story
    • Root cause of the situation
    • Guiding principles violated
    • Long term effects of the situation
    • Fixing the situation
  • Conclude with key take awyas

Learning Outcome

  1. Understanding the core principles of agile
  2. Measuring the success of QAs in an agile environment
  3. Understanding when to follow the rituals and when to stop
  4. Understanding the importance of collaboration between the various roles in a software development team

Target Audience

developers, project managers, product managers, quality analysts, testers

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

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