Are you a tester wondering what the heck you should be doing now that you’re suddenly on an agile team? Are you a manager of a new agile team puzzled at why the QA group refuses to cooperate with you? Are you an agile developer trying to figure out how to deliver the best possible software? If so, you might be interested in the three-day agile testing course that Janet Gregory and I are developing. We’re offering this course in partnership with LeanDog in Cleveland and with Program Utvikling in Norway, and will be offering it in other locales as well – please contact me if you’re interested.
Here’s a course description:
Over three days, we put theory into action through a variety of exercises. This course teaches testers how to fit into agile projects, contribute to the whole team and overcome common cultural and logistical obstacles in transitioning to an agile development process. It explains the values and principles that help testers adopt an agile testing mindset and how to accomplish traditional testing processes, such as defect tracking, metrics, audits, and conforming to quality models. Students will learn how to complete testing activities in short iterations, and how testers contribute on a daily basis during each iteration and release cycle. Through interactive exercises and group discussions, participants will discover good strategies for driving development with both executable and manual tests. The course is filled with real-life examples of the many ways agile testers add value.