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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Testing Task Cards

From my previous post 12/24, Mykhailo Poliarush asked about testing task cards. I’ve seen several different approaches to planning testing tasks during iteration planning and managing them throughout the iteration. One approach is to use stickers on each development task cards. For example, a yellow sticker could denote the task is ready for testing, a […]

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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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