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Monday, August 5 • 15:45 - 17:00
How agile is your testing mindset? (Karen Greaves, Kelley Cooper) POPULAR

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Agile testing is about more than how to squeeze enough testing into the last few days of the sprint. However, many teams have adopted agile and not yet changed the way they think about testing.
Do any of these sound familiar:
Testers are usually extremely busy at the end of a sprint.
Teams have a hardening sprint before they ship where they do manual regression testing.
There is a growing backlog of bugs found internally that never get fixed.
You really want to do test automation but you struggle to fit it into the story.
Developers are usually working on different stories to the testers because they work ahead.
Task boards have a test column after the dev or in progress column.
If so, it's time to adopt an agile testing mindset. In this session, we will introduce you to 5 simple statements to help you practice this new mindset every day. We will also cover techniques you can start using immediately to help reinforce this mindset. These will be simple things anyone can do: from a minor tweak to your taskboard, to different questions to ask in planning.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Experience how testing early and often can actually save you time.
  • List five ways agile testing is different to traditional testing.
  • Learn which questions to ask to prevent bugs before any code is written.
  • Learn some simple techniques for your task board to help focus on doing testing activities before development (even if you don’t do TDD).


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Karen Greaves

Agile Coach, Growing Agile
I love meeting new people so come introduce yourself. Check out www.growingagile.co.nz to see what I look like, or just listen for the loudest person in the room :)
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Kelley Cooper

Agile Coach
Professional herder of cats on PCP...Agile Coach and mother of 4!

Monday August 5, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
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