Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Dec 30, 2008 - Computers - 576 pages
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Testing is a key component of agile development. The widespread adoption of agile methods has brought the need for effective testing into the limelight, and agile projects have transformed the role of testers. Much of a testerís function, however, remains largely misunderstood. What is the true role of a tester? Do agile teams actually need members with QA backgrounds? What does it really mean to be an ďagile tester?Ē

Two of the industryís most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions and many others. In Agile Testing, Crispin and Gregory define agile testing and illustrate the testerís role with examples from real agile teams. They teach you how to use the agile testing quadrants to identify what testing is needed, who should do it, and what tools might help. The book chronicles an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester and explains the seven key success factors
of agile testing.

Readers will come away from this book understanding
  • How to get testers engaged in agile development
  • Where testers and QA managers fit on an agile team
  • What to look for when hiring an agile tester
  • How to transition from a traditional cycle to agile development
  • How to complete testing activities in short iterations
  • How to use tests to successfully guide development
  • How to overcome barriers to test automation
This book is a must for agile testers, agile teams, their managers, and their customers.

  

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Review: Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

User Review  - Matthew Kern - Goodreads

Great intro to testing in an agile way. There is some direct application, but you will need to take the concepts and apply them to wherever you are working. Read full review

Review: Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

User Review  - Joel Liriano - Goodreads

This is exactly where to start for anything related to testing in Agile teams. It's a great guide that I keep coming back to for reference under different circumstances. Definitely a must have for any Agile team and software QAs. Read full review

Contents

Organizational Challenges
35
The Agile Testing Quadrants
95
Automation
255
An Iteration in the Life of a Tester
327
Summary
479
Glossary
493
Bibliography
501
Index
509
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About the author (2008)

Lisa Crispin is dedicated to helping agile teams and testers discover good ways to deliver the best possible product. She specializes in showing testers and agile teams how testers can add value and how to guide development with business-facing tests. Since 2003, sheís been a tester on a Scrum/XP team at ePlan Services, Inc., and frequently leads tutorials and workshops on agile testing at conferences. Lisa regularly contributes articles about agile testing to publications such as Better Software magazine, IEEE Software, and Methods and Tools. Lisa also coauthored Testing Extreme Programming (Addison-Wesley, 2002) with Tip House.

Janet Gregory is the founder of DragonFire, Inc., an agile quality process consultancy and training firm. Her passion is helping teams build quality systems. Since 1998, she has worked as a coach and tester introducing agile practices into both large and small companies. Her focus is working with business users and testers to understand their role in agile projects. Janet is a frequent speaker at agile and testing software conferences, and she is a major contributor to the North American agile testing community.

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