Agile Testing: Guiding Principles and Enabling Practices

Despite the belief that a shared context and collaboration drives quality, too often, software testers and quality professionals struggle to find their place within today's integrated agile teams.  This session is a practitioner’s view of testing and testing practices within an iterative/incremental development environment.  We will begin with a discussion of some of the challenges of testing within an agile environment and delve into the guiding principles of Agile Testing and key enabling practices.  Agile Testing necessitates a change in mindset, and it is as much, if not more, about behavior, as it is about skills and tooling, all of which will be explored.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Testing challenges in an Agile Environment

Agile Testing vs. Traditional Testing

Agile Testing Mindset

  • Principles of Agile Testing
  • Enabling practices
  • Moving Quality upstream
  • Shifting role of QA & implications    
  • Requirements Elicitation & Modern Acceptance Criteria model

Multi-level Test Automation

  • Automation Pyramid
  • ATDD/BDD
  • TDD

 

Learning Outcome

  • Contrasting traditional testing with agile testing
  • Principles and practices of agile testing
  • Specification by Example – helping the team produce testable code
  • Multi-level test automation
  • Tooling

Target Audience

Testers, Analysts, Developers, Managers

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  3 years ago
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    Good afternoon Raj,

    We have not yet received a response from you with respect to the invitation to present at AgileDC next month.  Please RSVP to the invitation sent on August 29th, or, alternately, via email that “I AM IN” to SPEAKERS@AGILEDC.ORG , by 11:59PM Sunday, September  7th, 2014 .  If we do not hear from you, we will have to forfeit your spot.

    Have a great weekend!  

    Best,

     

    George Dinwiddie and Phillip Manketo

     

    for the AgileDC organizing committee


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