Agile methods are revolutionizing software development, and one of the key principles of agile development is that developers write tests. But if thatís the case, whatís the role of a tester? Do agile teams need members with QA backgrounds? And what does it really mean to be an ďagile tester?ĒTen principles of an agile tester.
How to structure an agile team, including where the testers fit.
What to look for when hiring an agile tester.
ling with cultural challenges, team logistics, and process transition.
Constructing technology-facing business-facing tests.
Using tests to support the team as well as critique the product.
How to automate agile tests, and how to overcome the obstacles to automation.
Two of the world's most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions. In Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Crispin and Gregory not only define agile testing and the role of testers in an agile team, they approach the agile testing area from every possible angle, dealing with organizational challenges, teaching you how to use the agile testing quadrants, chronicling an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester, and explaining the seven key success factors of agile testing.
Readers will come away from this book understanding:
This book is a must for agile testers, their teams, their managers, and their customers.
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Page Count (est.): 533
Pub Date: 1/8/2009