Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
The most common request I get as a consultant these days is to help testers transition to an Agile development process or to help testers be more effective in agile-ish environments. Interestingly, the core answer to these questions starts with just forget the process for a moment and focus on yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish.
Being Agile starts with a mindset and an attitude which drive focus, approaches, and solutions. When you start there, the path to improvement can almost always be summarized as being more agile — which is surprisingly independent of whether or not your team follows an Agile Process.
Join me as I share with you what it means for a tester and a test team to be more agile (whether or not you do Agile) and what benefits you can expect to experience if you decide to increase your agility as a tester.
Key takeaways include:
- What is Agility vs Agile?
- Explore the concept of Liminal Thinking
- Challenge the need for Test Cases and Defects
- Explore the true meaning of embracing the role of Quality Coach