The Whole Team Approach

I appreciated David Evans’ review of Gojko Adzic‘s new book, Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing. David makes the point that agile quality is a whole-team responsibility, and that Gojko changed his original title from “Agile Acceptance Testing” so that anyone on an agile team, not just testers, would read […]

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Test Libraries and Frameworks

Weekend before last I had the great pleasure of participating in the Austin Workshop for Test Automation. Test tool developers and users exchanged experiences and ideas. You know that automated testing has come a long way when you see the approaches organizations such as Opera and Expedia use to overcome massive testing challenges. One discussion […]

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Submit Your Agile 2009 Proposal Today!

Check out the Agile 2009 website for information on how to propose sessions. Bob Galen and I, along with a stellar review committee, are looking for practical sessions for all levels of experience to include on the Testing Stage. Whether you’re doing a set of practices such as Scrum, XP, Crystal, or your own flavor […]

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Managing Technical Debt

I got positive feedback on this post to the agile-testing Yahoogroup (including from Brian Marick), so I decided to post it here too for anyone who missed it on the list. My team took time to educate the business management about technical debt and how it affects our velocity. They can see our velocity start […]

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Staying On Top of Test Automation

Tomorrow I’m off to Austin for the Austin Workshop on Test Automation (awta). Every year I’ve wanted to attend this, but this is the first year I’ve made it. I was especially motivated because the subject is Watir. We’ve been using Watir for about 4 years. We have a robust suite of tests and I […]

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Team Commitment to Quality

This sprint has been an excellent example of why the whole team must commit to quality for the team to succeed. In the past few sprints, we started to slide into the bad practice of having leftover testing task cards that got carried over into the next sprint. Some of these were cards to write […]

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