You probably started your Agile journey with Scrum, which helped. But regression testing still takes forever. New feature tests aren't what they could be and are hard to complete within the Sprint.

If you have active product owners, the POs helped to improve your product, but there is still a disconnect, between the user story and the tests.  And how do you test "as a, I want, so that"?

Now you hear you need Agile technical practices to keep improving and you find you need to automate. What are you going to do with your testers?  They really, really know your business, but they don't code.

If you are a manager, a tester or a product owner, come hear Camille as she shares her experience successfully teaching manual testers Automated Test Driven Development and showing product owners how to write great Acceptance Criteria that are easy to automate.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to get your product owners, testers and developers to understand each other
  • How to make your business scenarios unambiguous and testable
  • How to avoid brittle tests that need frequent rewriting
  • Which tools and languages are better for testers to learn and why
  • Strategies and techniques for testers to learn test automation
  • Where to find inexpensive and free resources to get started
 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

  • Issues with manual testing
  • Where you should put testing effort and why
  • Brittle tests and why capture/playback test tools don't scale
  • Why testers need to learn a programming language for testing
  • Given, When, Then - the three parts of any test
  • Working with product owners/customers to define test specs
  • Ruby, the easiest and most useful programming language for testers
  • Using PageObject to avoid spaghetti test scripts
  • Test code example
  • AJAX testing demo
  • How to grow your testers

Learning Outcome

Attendees will: 

  • Gain a greater understanding of the issues of manual testing
  • Learn limitations of some popular test tools
  • Discover important open source tools and languages for testing
  • Gain a strategy for transforming manual testers into automated testers
  • Have resources to get started (many free or cheep)

Target Audience

Managers of all levels, testers, business folks, developers and others who want to increase automated testing

Requirements

I'd like to be able to project slides from my Mac, which shouldn't be a problem.

I may do the demo live, if the Internet is reliable and fast enough. If not, I'll screen capture it. Please let me know how you expect the Internet to be.

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