How you think defines how you act.  Agile is more of a people practice than huge technical methodology. 

In traditional setup with waterfall methodology where each phase of the projects are serially aligned and more often than not take longer, testing is slow paced and quite reactionary. When moving to an agile setup, it requires a paradigm shift in the mindset. 

Its important to open our minds towards not only learning more technical but also soft skills and inspire our teams to do so too. Moving from competition to collaboration (with developers), moving from mere bug finding to bug investigation, moving to exploratory testing.

Emphasis is laid on team members and interactions instead of processes and tools. The idea is to encourage testers to think more about Agile as mentioned in Agile Manifesto than getting blindly into agile projects.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Introduction to term "Agile" - what it means for testers. - 5 minutes

Tester's role and activities in Traditional testing - 5 minutes

Tester's role and activities in Agile Testing - 10 minutes

Soft skills (Critical thinking / observation / communication, etc) and technical skills (exploratory testing / bug investigation / automation, etc) - 15 minutes

How to influence and build a team of Agile testers -  5 minutes

 

 

Learning Outcome

Tester's role and activities in Agile Testing - 10 minutes

Skills that Agile testers need to focus on - Soft skills (Critical thinking / observation / communication, etc) and technical skills (exploratory testing / bug investigation / automation, etc) - 15 minutes

How to influence and build a team of Agile testers -  5 minutes

 

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Testers

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