Testing in Agile Enviroments

A practical workshop in Agile Testing practices

Duration : 2 days

Abstract

We are facing today an increase demand from test engineers and test managers to know how to deal with testing in an Agile environment. The Agile manifesto guides Agile development teams into concepts and areas we have (many times) avoided in testing when using the V model, waterfall and other development models, and by that actually require us to re-invent our profession.

  • What is the role of a tester in an Agile team?
  • How will we regression test from now on?
  • What are agile testers required to do in their day to day work?
  • What part does Test Automation play in Agile tester’s role?
  • Should we document test cases and defects?
  • What is a ‘Test-First-Approach’?
  • How can testers bring high business value over and over again?

These questions and more are a part of the challenges we face in Agile on a daily basis, and which require from us to be more productive, efficient and relevant.

The workshop emphasizes the day to day challenges-solving and “know-how” knowledge in the “life of an Agile tester”, and tries to answer the above questions and more, while introducing an Agile testing methodology, strategy and day to day approach.

Through presentation, discussion, debate, brainstorming and questioning, we shall go through terminology, methodology, concepts and tools to learn how to plan, design and run tests in short iterations, how to track what we do and improve over time. We shall discuss how to function as testers within Agile teams, how to be productive and efficient using test automation and other tools, and how to produce a working software.

Relevant exercises and simulations are integrated into the course in order to close the gap between methodology and actual field implementation and enable participants realize what they need to be doing in their designated Agile teams as testers from now on.

Audience

Testers, testing team leaders and test managers, developers, development leaders and development managers that were recently introduced to the Agile methodology or are about to start implementing Agile in their projects in the near future, and would like to know how to better cope with the new challenges that Agile testing brings up today.

Pre-requisites

Participants should have some very basic knowledge about Agile, and testing.

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