A Tester’s Survival Guide for Agile Transition

Agile transformation is challenging, especially for testers who are accustomed to working in a silo. As a lone tester on a team, it’s difficult to find the time to learn new methodologies and adapt to be able to incorporate them as part of your process.

While it’s apparent that an agile approach can bring forth several benefits such as the faster delivery of new features, it’s not always obvious what a tester should do to be a part of this change.

Although there’s literature covering the tester’s role in an agile environment, this talk will move beyond the theory and provide a journey of a tester’s experience in making this transformation.

Make no mistake... transitioning to agile is not an easy feat, so this talk will not only cover my personal successes but will also highlight my failures and critical lessons learned.

Key takeaways:

  • How to overcome the challenges faced during transitioning to agile
  • 3 keys to make this transition work
  • How to utilize techniques such as exploratory testing to achieve more in short sprint cycle

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Here's my slides which gives the context of my outline or structure of the talk.

speakerdeck.com/parveenkhan/a-testers-survival-guide-for-agile-transition

Its my own story of being a tester what challenges I faced and how I overcame them.

As I said its my story , I present it like a story by giving the context of where we were before we started to transition into agile , why we went for agile, how did I feel about the change, what did I try first, how did we started off.

Here's my blog as well which is a short version of this talk -

https://blog.scottlogic.com/2019/02/06/tester-s-guide-during-agile-transition.html

Learning Outcome

  • How to overcome the challenges faced during transitioning to agile
  • 3 keys to make this transition work
  • How to utilize techniques such as exploratory testing to achieve more in short sprint cycle

Target Audience

Testers, Product owners, Scrum master

Prerequisites for Attendees

Audience just need to bring in their learning hat and their thinking head.

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